Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise and Edwin Hodge are joining MGM/UA’s Red Dawn remake, says The Hollywood Reporter.
They join Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki in the redo 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.
Hutcherson will play Robert, originated by C. Thomas Howell, and become the group’s tech geek. Lucas is 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 is playing Daryl, the son of Spokane’s mayor and Robert’s best friend. And Hodge will play Danny, the coolest kid in school and star wide receiver who helps establish the resistance.
Dan Bradley is directing from a screenplay by Jeremy Passmore and Carl Ellsworth.
The film is scheduled to begin filming next month in Detroit for a September 24, 2010 release.