Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman’s son, Connor, is following in her footsteps.

Connor Kidman Cruise, 14, has landed a small role in the remake of “Red Dawn.”

The movie is produced by MGM/UA, the studio where Connor’s father, Tom Cruise, still has an undefined financial interest. He and former partner Paula Wagner re-started United Artists two summers ago, only to have the project fall apart.

Connor, you might say, has acting in his genes. He’s the first of two kids adopted by Kidman and Cruise during their ten-year marriage. Kidman won the Academy Award for “The Hours,” and has been nominated for it several times. She also starred on Broadway in “The Blue Room.”

Cruise, an action movie star, has been nominated for the Oscar twice but has never won.

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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