Watchmen’s Comedian to play Lt. Tanner in Red Dawn remake. Watchmen star Jeffrey Dean Morgan will be returning to the action genre for the remake of Red Dawn. The actor is in final negotiations to portray Lt. Andrew Tanner, the role originally played by Powers Booth. While in the original Booth played a fighter pilot shot down behind enemy lines, in the remake Morgan’s Tanner will be a special forces leader, operating behind enemy lines. Production on the film starring Chris Hemsworth and Josh Peck as the leaders of a group of teenagers who band together to fight back against an invasion by Chinese and Russian soldiers has already begun in Michigan. It will open next September.