Josh Peck (of the Wackness) and Adrianne Palicki (Tyra of Friday Night Lights) have been cast in the remake of Red Dawn, which is set to begin filming in September. They join the already cast Chris (aka Kirk's dad) Hemsworth in the story of a group of teenagers who form an impromptu insurgency when their town is invaded by Chinese and Russian soldiers.
Peck will play Matt Eckert, the role originated by Charlie Sheen, the hotheaded younger brother of Hemsworth's Jed Eckert and star quarterback of their Spokane high school football team. Palicki will play Toni, the role first inhabited by Jennifer Grey. She's a tough fighter the brothers encounter who develops romantic feelings for Jed, a Marine home on leave and the group's unofficial leader.
Dan Bradley, a stunt coordinator and second-unit director on The Bourne Ultimatum and Quantum of Solace, will direct the revamp based on the 1984 Cold War-era film co-written and directed by John Milius. Jeremy Passmore and Carl Ellsworth penned the updated screenplay.
The rest of the Wolverines have yet to be cast. The film is scheduled to hit theaters Sept. 24, 2010.
Neither Greg nor I have seen the original, so I can't really comment on what was Sheen's first movie nor its remake. But people seem excited about this flick...