Danny Collins is a little movie with a big heart. The titular Danny Collins is a 70-something ex-rocker doing arena tours in which he performs his big hits for audiences of screaming middle-aged and senior citizen sufferers of nostalgia – but things might have been so much better if he’d only gotten the letter John Lennon wrote him forty years ago.
Fear the Wolverine! I loved the original Red Dawn, the movie that turned Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey into stars. This 80s classic lived out everyone’s fantasy of fighting the man, in this case the Ruskies. I have no opinion on the idea of a remake, but I hope they keep the central theme of Tyranny Vs. Freedom and how far you would go to protect your freedom. The original easily could have turned into a cheese-fest but it didnt. But who would the invaders be in any remake? I guess the evil Hollywood Arabs. Anyway, two actors that I’ve never heard of Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki have joined the cast. 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. Jeremy Passmore and Carl Ellsworth penned the updated screenplay.
Contrafilm’s Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are producing, and Vince Newman is executive producing. The film is scheduled to hit theaters Sept. 24, 2010.
Peck, who is repped by UTA and the Collective, most recently appeared in "The Wackness," "Drillbit Taylor" and "What Goes Up." He again has provided the voice of Eddie in the animated sequel "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," which Fox releases July 1. Palicki, repped by UTA and Anonymous Content, co-stars on "Friday Night Lights." She next appears in the Screen Gems thriller "Legion" in January.