Peck, Palicki Join “Red Dawn” Remake

Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki have joined the cast of the remake of “Red Dawn” for MGM/UA says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story follows 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 (Chris Hemsworth) and star quarterback of their Spokane high school football team.

Palicki will play Tonim a tough fighter the brothers encounter who develops romantic feelings for Jed, a Marine home on leave and the group’s unofficial leader.

John Milius directed the original 1984 Cold War-era actioneer, the new one will be handled by “The Bourne Ultimatum” and “Quantum of Solace” second-unit director Dan Bradley. Filming kicks off in September.