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17 June 2009  |  Written by Emily Phillips  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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It's all Mr. Sheen news this morning. Not only has a casual comment by Michael Sheen made big Bond news, but we also bring you new casting updates from the remake of Charlie Sheen's 1984 teen revolution movie Red Dawn.

After the announcement that Aussie Thor star-in-the-making Chris Hemsworth will take the lead as Marine-on-leave Jed Eckert (originally played by Patrick Swayze), new hot-young-things have been added to the rollcall. The Wackness' Josh Peck has been signed to play the role originally played by Sheen - Hemsworth's brother and star quarterback Matt Eckert. Upcoming Elektra Luxx star Adrianne Palicki will play the tough fighting role of Toni, originally played by Jennifer 'Baby' Grey in a pre Dirty Dancing pairing with the Sway-meister.

Red Dawn follows the trio as they band together to form an uprising when their small American town is invaded by Chinese and Russian soldiers - a Cold War theme which will no doubt be adapted to factor in current Middle Eastern political wranglings.

Bourne stunt don Dan Bradley, who was second-unit director on The Bourne Ultimatum and Quantum of Solace, will step up to helm his first film, scripted by Red Eye and Disturbia scribbler Carl Ellsworth and The Cleaner's Jeremy Passmore penned the updated screenplay.

The film will begin production soon, set for a September 24, 2010 release.


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Intrigued
I am kind of looking forward to seeing this... I have the Original on DVD and LOVE IT! As a kid i always wanted to be a Wolverine! haha, although they say this is a remake... id say it will be more a Re Imagining with the same characters. So i will take it for what it really is. More

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Completely agree with you. If Bradley can do as much with story and character as he can with an action set-piece, this could be something special. Big "if", mind... More

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Don't really care about the film's premise/remake bollocks per se, but it'll be interesting to see what Dan Bradley can do as a Director. . . More

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