Jeffrey Dean MorganJeffrey Dean Morgan has made a name for himself among genre fans the past few years, playing John Winchester on Supernatural, as well as the Comedian in Watchmen). Hell, he even played a ghost in the otherwise straight-laced Grey's Anatomy. Now, Morgan's close to nabbing a starring role in MGM/UA's upcoming remake of the classic Red Dawn.

The original, starring the late Patrick Swayze, established the PG-13 rating with its extensive violence, but it was its story of a world on the brink of World War III that reached out to Cold War frightened fans of the mid-'80s. With the threat of Soviet nuclear annihilation gone, the remake instead looks at a coalition of Russian and Chinese forces.

The war is on American soil, and the invading forces are winning. The story focuses on a group of teens who vow to fight back. Morgan would take the role of the U.S. Special Forces team leader (originated by Powers Booth) who drops in to help the kids fight back.
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