You heard me right. They are remaking Red Dawn (they remake everything these days). If you don't remember, the movie is about the Soviet Union and Cuba attacking the United States on our home soil and the group of Colorado high school students who fight back. It's a classic that is well liked and was well made so naturally Hollywood has to redo it in hopes of making more money off of us, the consumer whores.
Well, the cast for this remake has been set and /Film has the info:
Chris Hemsworth (best known as Kirk’s father in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek) will be playing Jed Eckert (played by Patrick Swayze in the original), a marine on leave, who leads the group into battle.
Josh Peck (The Wackness) will be playing Matt Eckert (played by Charlie Sheen in the original), the younger brother of Jed and the high school’s star quarterback.
Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights) will play Toni Mason (played by Jennifer Grey in the original), survivor turned tough girl and Jed’s possible love interest.
Josh Hutcherson (Journey to the Center of the Earth) will play the role of Robert, originated by C. Thomas Howell, the Wolverine’s tech geek and communications specialist who transforms into a warrior along the way.
Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) will play Erica, a role originated by Lea Thompson, the Wolverines’ head cheerleader and Matt’s girlfriend who becomes incarcerated in an internment camp after the invasion.
Edwin Hodge (Mental) will play Danny, a role originated by Brad Savage, no longer the young kid but the cool kid in school, the Wolverines’ wide receiver, and Matt’s best friend.
Connor Cruise (son of Tom Cruise, appeared in Seven Pounds) as Daryl, a role originated by Darrne Dalton — The mayor’s son, the youngest Wolverine, and Robert’s best friend.
I'm pretty intrested with their choices. I liked Chris Hemsworth as papa Kirk even though he didn't have much screen time. He still has a very strong air of young leadership which will work well in this movie. Josh Peck has really come pretty far from his days as the fat kid from Snow Day, All That, or even Drake and Josh. I want to see what he brings to this movie. And of course we got to see Isabel Lucas as the "hot chick who is really a robot dog" in Transformers 2 so I would like to see if she can really act or is just another pretty face. However, we are all well aware that an interesting cast doesn't always make for a good movie. Just look at The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.