Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki See The ‘Dawn’
Posted by Brian on 06/16/2009
Josh Peck (The Wackness, Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs) and Adrianne Palicki (Supernatural, Friday Night Lights) are joining Chris Hemsworth (Perfect Getaway, Cabin In The Woods) in MGM/UA’s remake of Red Dawn. Based on the 1984 Cold War-era film co-written and directed by John Milius, Dawn is 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 hotheaded younger brother of Jed Eckert (Hemsworth) and star quarterback of their Spokane high school football team, in a role originated by Charlie Sheen. Palicki will play Toni, a tough fighter the brothers encounter who develops romantic feelings for Jed, a Marine home on leave and the group’s de facto leader. Dan Bradley, a stunt coordinator and second-unit director on The Bourne Ultimatum and Quantum of Solace, will direct the remake from a script by Jeremy Passmore and Carl Ellsworth. The film shoots this September.