Morgan Joins “Red Dawn” Remake

Jeffrey Dean Morgan (“Watchmen,” “P.S. I Love You”) is in final negotiations to join the cast of the remake of the 1984 John Milius cult classic “Red Dawn” for MGM/UA according to Coming Soon

The story follows a group of teenagers who band together to fight back when their home town is invaded by an joint force of Chinese and Russian soldiers.

Morgan will play the leader of the U.S. Special Forces team who discovers the teens’ stronghold while behind enemy lines. Morgan essentially takes over the role played by “Deadwood” star Powers Booth in the original.

Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise and Edwin Hodge star in the remake being directed by Dan Bradley. Filming will begin shortly in Detroit for release next September.

Morgan has also indicated he’s campaigning hard to land the role of the titular bounty hunter in Guy Ritchie’s “Lobo” comic adaptation.