Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki Join the Red Dawn Remake
by Alex Billington
June 16, 2009
Wolverines!! MGM's remake of Red Dawn is moving forward at full speed. Joining the cast are young actors Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki who will star alongside of Star Trek actor Chris Hemsworth. On top of that, they've announced that Dan Bradley, a stunt coordinator and second-unit director on The Bourne Ultimatum and Quantum of Solace, will be making his directorial debut with Red Dawn. Peck will play Matt Eckert, the role originally played by Charlie Sheen, and brother of Hemsworth's Jed Eckert and quarterback of the high school football team. Palicki will play Toni, a "tough fighter" the brothers encounter.
The updated screenplay, which is supposedly set in modern day instead, was written by Jeremy Passmore and Carl Ellsworth (Disturbia, Last House on the Left). I know there are more than a few of you out there who were hoping this Red Dawn remake would die a slow a death before every getting made. Unfortunately that's not going to happen, but at least we have some bright young faces to lead the way. Don't think too hard about these three actors - just remember that in the original Red Dawn in 1984, Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen were unknowns, too. Maybe this could turn out pretty damn good in the end? Wolverines!!