Red Dawn For Jeffrey Dean Morgan

He's in talks to join war movie remake

Red Dawn For Jeffrey Dean Morgan

by Chris Hewitt |
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Looks like Jeffrey Dean Morgan will soon be waking up to a Red Dawn.

The Watchmen star is in talks to join Dan Bradley’s remake of the 1984 John Milius semi-classic, about a band of teenagers who form the Resistance when World War III comes to their small American town in the shape of invading Chinese and Russian soldiers.

Morgan will play the leader of a U.S. Special Forces team who discovers the teenagers – now known as the Wolverines – while he’s behind enemy lines. If the role is at all comparable to Powers Boothe’s downed pilot in the original, he’ll then stick around to lend his expertise to the Wolverines as they make life difficult for the invaders.

If Morgan signs on, it will be a further boost for a movie career that has really taken off over the last couple of years – he’s currently filming the lead role in the comic book adaptation, The Losers, alongside Chris Evans and Idris Elba.

And though the** Red Dawn** role will probably only be a supporting role, there’s no doubt that the 43 year-old will bring a gravitas to a cast so youthful – Chris Hemsworth, Adrienne Palicki, Josh Peck – that it could be ID’d buying a scratchcard.

Filming on the remake is already taking place in Michigan, with a September 24, 2010 release date earmarked.

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