Tom Cruise Son Cast in Red Dawn Remake

The casting for the remake of 1984′s Red Dawn has expanded significantly! As we previously reported, Chris Hemsworth, Adrianne Palicki, and Josh Peck signed on to star in the film, and now they will be joined by four more young actors. Connor Cruise, the son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman has been cast along with Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas (Transformers Revenge of the Fallen), and Edwin Hodge.

More on their roles after the jump

According to Yahoo, Cruise will star as Daryl, the mayor’s son and best friend of tech geek Robert (Hutcherson, in the role originated by C. Thomas Howell). Lucas will play Erica (a role previously played by Lea Thompson), the girlfriend of Josh Peck’s character who’s being held captive in an internment camp. Hodge will portray Danny,  the “coolest kid in school and star wide receiver who helps establish the resistance.”

Dan Bradley is directing the film that will start shooting in Detroit soon after the cast goes under some much needed military training. As a Detroit native, why is that every time a movie needs a backdrop for destruction they always film in my hometown? It’s not that bad! This movie stint will be a follow up to Cruise’s debut in the Will Smith film Seven Pounds. I haven’t seen that movie, and I don’t have an urge to so this will be his debut performance for me. Red Dawn is tentatively scheduled for release on September 24, 2010.

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