Tom Cruise: Son joins "Red Dawn" remake
Tom Cruise's son, Connor Cruise joins the remake of the 1984 action movie, "Red Dawn." He is among the newest Wolverines to join the movie about a group of teenagers who form an insurgency when their town is invaded - this time by Chinese and Russian soldiers.
Cruise, fourteen, is one of the four new recruits. The others are- Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas and Edwin Hodge. Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki are already cast in the MGM's new project.
Connor Cruise is Daryl, the son of the mayor, Robert's best friend and the youngest Wolverine of the bunch. A bit insecure going in, Daryl rises to meet the challenge. The role was originated by Darren Dalton.
Isabel Lucas plays Erica Mason the head cheerleader and Matt's girlfriend. After the invasion she is incarcerated in an internment camp. Freeing her becomes Matt's dangerous obsession. The role was originated by Lea Thompson.
Edwin Hodge is Danny, the cool kid in school, star wide receiver, and Matt's best friend. Danny helps the Wolverines survive the invasion and start the resistance. The role was originated by Brad Savage.
Josh Hutcherson is Robert Morris, the Wolverines' tech geek, responsible for operating all the communications devices. Surprisingly, he transforms into a warrior along the way too. The role was originated by C. Thomas Howell.
Chris Hemsworth plays Jed Eckert, a Marine on leave in his home town of Spokane, WA, where the Wolverines will be fighting off an invading force of Chinese and Russian soldiers. The role was originated by Patrick Swayze.
Josh Peck plays Matt Eckert, the star quarterback and a bit of a hothead who spars constantly with his older brother but matures throughout the course of the film. The role was originated by Charlie Sheen.
Adrianne Palicki is Toni Mason, a tough girl with a burgeoning love story with Jed adding some romance to the film. The role was originated by Jennifer Grey.
The movie is set to hit the theatre on September 24, 2010. The young cast heads off for military training in a few weeks, after which the shooting begins in Detroit. The location for the training is not yet disclosed.
Stunt coordinator Dan Bradley is making his directorial debut with a script from Jeremy Passmore and Carl Ellsworth.
Cruise debuted in December as the young Will Smith character in "Seven Pounds." Hutcherson starred in "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and "Bridge to Terabithia." Lucas recently appeared in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." Hodge has a recurring role on Fox's "Mental" and recently appeared in the feature "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane."