connor cruise getty Connor Cruise's first major film role is 'Red Dawn' remake with Chris HemsworthThe “Red Dawn” remake, shot in 2009 and finally seeing the light of day Nov. 21, 2012, features some big Hollywood names before they were really stars — Chris Hemsworth of “The Avengers” and Josh Hutcherson of “The Hunger Games.”

But it also features an up-and-comer you may have heard of: Connor Cruise, son of now-divorced Hollywood A-listers Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Connor plays the role of Daryl, member of the Wolverine resistance group and played by Darren Dalton in the 1984 original.

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Director Dan Bradley tells Bang Showbiz of Connor (via The National Ledger), “Connor is a really cool kid. When you look at his upbringing and how it’s been different than so many people, he is very well-rounded, grounded, extremely smart, physically – just great at all sports.”

“You can see where he gets that from – his dad. Connor, like me, loved the action stuff,” Bradley continues. “Any time there were explosions or gunfire or whatever, he and I were two of the most excited people on the set. That was pretty cool, to have somebody that shared my enthusiasm for explosions.”

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Are you excited for “Red Dawn”, Zap2it readers?

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