Last Friday, we learned that MGM is eyeing a 2011 release date for its Red Dawn remake, which was shelved indefinitely after the studio went bankrupt. Now, we are seeing a first-ever cast photo from the upcoming Dan Bradley action-thriller which pits a group of high school students against an invading Chinese army. For your first look at the new Wolverines, which include Chris Hemsworth, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas, Edwin Hodge, Connor Cruise, Josh Peck, and Alyssa Diaz, check out the image below (that background curtain certainly makes MGM look like a studio that has gone bankrupt):

<em>Red Dawn</em>: Movie Pictures #1

Chris Hemsworth and Josh Peck will be portraying brothers Jed and Matt Eckert, roles originated by Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen. Despite the remake drawing concerns from Chinese-Americans for demonizing the Chinese government with its revisionist take on the Cold War, Red Dawn will most likely be released in theaters this year.