Connor Cruise lands first major film role

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Haunted by a secret, Ben Thomas looks for redemption by radically transforming the lives of seven people he doesn't know. Once his plan is set, nothing will be able to stop him. At least that's what he thinks. However, Ben falls in love with one of the individuals he intends to help. Seven Pounds stars Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Barry Pepper, & Michael Ealy.
August 13th, 2012

Connor Cruise has landed his first major film role.

The 17-year-old aspiring actor - son of Tom Cruise and his ex-wife Nicole Kidman - stars in the remake of 80s teen action movie 'Red Dawn', which is about a group of teenagers who look to save their Washington State town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

The film - which also stars Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Isabel Lucas - was shot in 2009 and will be released on November 21.

Connor - who made his film debut in 2008, with a small role playing a young Will Smith in 'Seven Pounds' - has taken on the role of Daryl Bates, a member of armed resistance forces the Wolverines.

The film was directed by Dan Bradley, who has been very impressed with Connor's acting abilities.

He said: ''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. 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.''