The first photo of Adrianne Palicki as “Wonder Woman” has just surfaced! You can see it in our photo gallery!
The Los Angeles Times reports that MGM is changing the villains in Red Dawn from Chinese to North Korean in order to maintain access to the country’s lucrative box office.
Dan Bradley directed the remake, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The studio is currently looking for a distributor to release the film.
The newspaper says the changes will cost less than $1 million and will “involve changing an opening sequence summarizing the story’s fictional backdrop, re-editing two scenes and using digital technology to transform many Chinese symbols to Korean.” They added that it will be impossible to eliminate all references to China in the movie.
“We were initially very reluctant to make any changes,” said producer Tripp Vinson, “But after careful consideration we constructed a way to make a scarier, smarter and more dangerous ‘Red Dawn’ that we believe improves the movie.”
“MGM has been working with the film ‘Red Dawn’s’ director and producers to make the most commercially viable version of the film for audiences worldwide,” said Mike Vollman, executive vice president of worldwide marketing. “We want to ensure the most people possible are able to experience it.”
In Red Dawn, an American city awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky – shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.
The “Friday Night Lights” star will play the lead in David E. Kelley’s reinvention of the iconic DC Comics character.
Friday Night Lights star Adrianne Palicki is the new Wonder Woman.
The actress has been cast as the title character in Wonder Woman, David E. Kelley’s pilot for NBC.
The project, from David E. Kelley Prods. and Warner Bros. TV — is a reinvention of the iconic DC Comics title in which Wonder Woman, a.k.a. Diana Prince, is a vigilante crime fighter in Los Angeles but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life.
Kelley and Bill D’Elia (Boston Legal, The Practice) are executive producing. The pilot was written by Kelley and will be directed by Jeffrey Reiner (The Event).
Palicki, who appeared as Tyra Collete in the NBC/DirecTV series Friday Night Lights, stars in the upcoming Red Dawn. Her most recent series regular role was Fox’s short-lived Texas-set drama Lone Star, which aired only two episodes last fall.
Palicki is repped by UTA, Anonymous Content and attorney David Fox.
MGM recently completed its restructuring with a $500 million line of credit that will go toward developing the 23rd “James Bond” installment and back-to-back “The Hobbit” prequels.
The studio won’t emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection officially for several more months, but once it does, it will work on getting its “Red Dawn” remake into theaters. The film is one of three completed projects and will be released in 2011.
“Red Dawn” focuses on a group of teenagers looking to save their town from an invasion of Chinese and Russian soldiers. It stars Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
In her first gig since the swift cancellation of the praised Fox drama Lone Star, Adrianne Palicki has signed on to guest-star in an episode of Criminal Minds that pays homage to Oliver Stone’s seminal criminal satire Natural Born Killers.
Palicki will play Syd, a tough, irreverent and sexually manipulative lunatic who sets out on a cross country killing spree with her badass sociopath husband Ray (The Black Donnellys’ Jonathan Tucker). Like Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis’ characters in Killers, Syd and Ray were both victims of childhood abuse.
The episode is slated to air in early ’11.
Fox has pulled the plug on Lone Star after two low-rated episodes. Reruns of Lie to Me will fill the show’s Monday-9 pm time slot beginning next week.
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Vanity Fair Magazine have launched a cross-platform partnership to promote the network’s compelling new drama series, LONE STAR. For the first time ever, Vanity Fair will include a special DVD insert of a network pilot in the magazine. The DVD, featuring the premiere episode of LONE STAR as well as a trailer for the upcoming 20th Century Fox film “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” will be included in the October issue. In addition, the full-length premiere will be available to users who purchase and download the October issue through Vanity Fair’s iPad app.
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“Lone Star” is going to be premiering on Monday, September 20th at 9pm on Fox!
Adrianne is going to be making an appearance at the 2010 Comic-Con festival in San Diego on Friday, July 23rd!
Friday, July 23 4:00 – 5:00PM: Entertainment Weekly: Girls Who Kick Ass: A New Generation of Heroines
Attendees: Jena Malone (‘Sucker Punch’), Anna Torv (‘Fringe’), Chloe Moretz (‘Kick Ass’), Adrianne Palicki (‘Red Dawn,’ TV’s ‘Friday Night Lights’), Ellen Wong and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’)
Location: Ballroom 20
More info: EW moderates this discussion with about the next generation of female action heroes and the power and privilege of playing young women who are nobody’s arm candy.
As we recently heard, some members of the Chinese press aren’t too happy about the country’s depiction as invaders in the RED DAWN remake.
Turns out they may not have a movie to worry about — the update of the kid-guerrilla classic was originally scheduled for release in November, but as of now it’s nowhere in sight.
No, the studio didn’t flinch after the negative feedback. In truth, there’s not really a studio at the moment — RED DAWN was an MGM production. And MGM’s widely publicized problems means that until the studio stabilizes and/or its existing projects find a new home, the movie is in limbo. As the LA Times claims, “no one knows when the movie will ever be released”.
The 1984 John Milius flick starred Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen leading a group of Colorado teens battling an invasion by Russian and Cuban armies. The new version (which has Chinese military as the antagonists) stars Chris “Thor” Hemsworth, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Peck and Connor “Son of Tom” Cruise.
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