Tom Cruise’s son steps into the limelight to take starring role in Hollywood remake of Red Dawn

It’s a film that put Patrick Swayze firmly on the Hollywood map.

Now Tom Cruise’s adopted son Connor is hoping a starring role in a remake of the 1984 movie Red Dawn, will do the same for him.

The fourteen-year-old’s being touted to play the youngest member of a gang in the brutal guerilla warfare flick, which was once named the most violent film by Guinness Book of Records.

The original movie features the fictional onset of World War 3 after America is invaded by the Soviet Union and its Central American allies.

This latest version follows the gang of youngsters as they take on Russian and Chinese troops.

Home and Away star Chris Hemsworth is expected to play Swayze’s part of group leader Jed Eckert while Transformers 2 actress Isabel Lucas will take on the role of a cheerleader rescued from an internment camp.

The cast is reportedly leaving for military training at an undisclosed location in a few weeks’ time.

Filming is due to get underway in Detroit next month and is expected to hit cinemas in September 2010.

It’s by no means an acting first for Cruise Junior, who made his big screen debut last year in the Will Smith drama Seven Pounds.

Despite being the son of Hollywood royalty, Tom insists he and ex-wife Nicole Kidman have never pushed Connor into the world of showbiz.

In fact, ever since Connor’s adoption along with sister Isabella back in 1995, Tom says they’ve been very careful to provide the right sort of guidance.

He and then wife Kidman raised them largely out of the limelight during their eleven year marriage.

And they continue to remain close to them following their separation in 2001.

In a recent interview, Tom, 46, says he would never put pressure on Connor.

He says, ‘Who knows what he’s going to do?

‘But driving him to the audition for his first film role was a great father-son moment.’

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  1. Would you look at this display of Yankee fear-mongering. Apparently, the selfish, fear-mongerin’ Americans would like us to believe that communists are going to invade their capitalist hellhole of a country. Unfortunately for the Yankees, they can only dream of such a thing happening. If communists decide to invade some Western country, they’d first invade a more civilized and cleaner place like England or France. Before a communist invasion of the USA takes place, and before communists bring education, free healthcare, and free candy to the American barbarians, the USA will first be invaded by the holy armies of Islam. Yes, an army of virile Muslim warriors will sweep over the USA like a tsunami. Atop their mighty war camels or in their Toyota war trucks, and armed with their scimitars or AK-47 assault rifles, the hairy, fearless Muslims will jihad the incompetent Americans hard. The streets of New York and Las Vegas will be patrolled by the virile Mujahideen and by holy Muslim rape brigades. One of the first things that the righteous Muslims will do after conquering America is they will go to the Pentagon and confiscate the sex tapes that belonged to Osama bin Laden. Osama filmed them on his 1992 Panasonic video camera while he was “doing it” with his concubines and belly dancers. The tapes were taken by the Americans when they stormed Osama’s compound in Abbottabad in 2011. Of course, Osama himself managed to get away by jumping out of the window, by karate-chopping his way out of the compound, and then by running away toward the majestic Pakistani mountains. Therefore, Osama’s private sex tapes, which are some of the most sacred treasures of Islam, will once again be in the hands of Muslims.


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