First Look: Tom Cruise’s Son Connor Is In The ‘Red Dawn’ Remake


Today we get our first look at Tom Cruise’s 17 year-old son as Daryl Jenkins of the Red Dawn remake. Connor Cruise will play alongside Chris Hemsworth (Snow White And The Huntsman) and Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) in this action-packed film that chronicles the lives of Midwestern teenager defending their home turf from North Korean invaders. The trailer is definitely intense, but I’m thinking it helps that I’ve never seen the original. The 1984 version starred Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen and– from what I understand– the remake has much to live up to to. Connor appears midway through the trailer and it looks like he’s got a smaller role, but I, for one, am excited to see what he’s got. The story itself seems a little outdated (a North Korean invasion?), but if the acting is solid, the film could still turn out well.

The movie was filmed in 2009 but held up because of MGM’s financial issues. Nothing can hold it back now! Red Dawn hits theaters Nov. 21.


  • bleedingEars

    The original is a classic and should be watched. North Korea is a realistic choice just as the USSR (Russia) was in the original.

  • Randal

    I need to re-watch the original before I see this one. I was 6 in 1984, but I know I’ve seen it a few times before. Good thing I have until November. PLUS, I haven’t seen Will Yun Lee in anything since the Mariah Carey video of “Boy (I Need You).”

    • @Randal — I just rewatched the original ‘Red Dawn’ around Xmas last year and altho it was a lot cheesier than I remember, it’s a story that still holds up. I’m actually looking forward to this remake.

  • Kim

    Trent, did you know a lot of this was shot in Mount Clemens?

    • @Kim — I did not know this! OMG! LOVE