RED DAWN PALICKI BOOM BOOM DOWN

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06.17.09 23 Comments

The Red Dawn remake (the Russians invade high school!) picked up two new castmembers today: Josh Peck from Peck will play the role of hotheaded high school quarterback Matt, originally played by Charlie Sheen. Palicki will play tough girl Toni, originally played by Jennifer Grey, who once gave birth to a baby in a corner.

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 penned the updated screenplay. [THR]

So yeah, probably gonna suck.  I actually didn’t know there was a stunt coordinator on Quantum of Solace.  I thought they just had the actors stand still and then shook the camera around, Polish-lightbulb style.  But casting Palicki was a good choice. After all, she’s a veteran of operation Spread Eagle.

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