Wolverines! New cast members enlist in Red Dawn remake

Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki (Legion) have been cast in MGM/UA's remake of Red Dawn, which is set to begin filming in September, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

They join the already-cast Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek) in the story of a group of teenagers who form an impromptu insurgency when their town is invaded by Chinese and Russian soldiers.

Peck (Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs) will play Matt Eckert—the role originated by Charlie Sheen—the hotheaded younger brother of Hemsworth's Jed Eckert (originally played by Patrick Swayze) and star quarterback of their Spokane high school football team. Palicki will play Toni, the role first inhabited by Jennifer Grey.

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. Carl Ellsworth and Jeremy Passmore wrote the updated screenplay. The film is scheduled to hit theaters Sept. 24, 2010.

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