They would be Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, who are damn near household names now thanks to their roles as Thor Odinson and Peeta Mellark, respectively. Hemsworth gets his own action image below, along with another one where he's joined by Hutcherson and Josh Peck, who you ought to remember as the star of the underrated The Wackness.
Back to the topic at hand though. This new version of Red Dawn couldn't really use the Soviets as the bad guys, what with the Soviet Union not existing, so who to use as the improbable invaders? When the movie was shot, it was the Chinese, but when the movie hits theaters, it'll be the North Koreans, thanks to excessive post-production tinkering. IN the USA Today article that saw the premiere of these images, Hutcherson explained, “Originally it was the Chinese. And then there was the thought that the Chinese own most of the companies making movies and that maybe it wasn’t the best idea in the world.”
Check out the full post, complete with more commentary from both Hutcherson and Peck at USA Today.
On pain of death, I am obligated to mention that Hemsworth starred in another casualty of the MGM bankruptcy, The Cabin in the Woods. For real, though, that turned out well, since Drew Goddard's horror-inversion/satire ended up being every shade of awesome. So, does that mean we can hold out hope for this new Red Dawn?
In addition to Hemsworth, Hutchinson, and Peck, the cast includes the unstoppably lovely Adrianne Palicki of Friday Night Lights, as well as Isabel Lucas, Alyssa Diaz, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Brett Cullen, and Connor Cruise. Veteran second unit director, stuntman, and stunt coordinator Dan Bradley makes his directorial debut here.
Provided Open Road really wants to end years of wondering, "Didn't somebody remake Red Dawn," the movie will hit theaters nationwide on November 21st.