Four in training for ‘Red Dawn’ remake

August 10th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by IBNS  

Aug 10 (IBNS) Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise and Edwin Hodge are the newest Wolverines who are set to to join MGM/UA’s “Red Dawn” remake.

They four actor will join Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki in the revamp of the 1984 action movie about a group of teenagers who form an insurgency when their town is invaded — this time by Chinese and Russian soldiers, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

The young cast will head off to an undisclosed location for a few weeks for military training.

Hutcherson is likley to play the role of Robert, originated by C. Thomas Howell, and will become the group’s tech geek. Lucas will play Erica, head cheerleader and the Peck character’s girlfriend whom he desperately hopes to spring from an internment camp. Lea Thompson played the character in the original.

Cruise, the 14-year-old son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, debuted in December as the young Will Smith character in “Seven Pounds.”

The movie is being directed by Dan Bradley from a screenplay by Jeremy Passmore and Carl Ellsworth. Contrafilm’s Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are producing while Vince Newman and Kevin Halloran are the executive producers.

The project will kick off next month and will he shot in Detroit. It will be released on Sept. 24, 2010.

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