Patrick Wilson Set to Star in Roland Emmerich's WWII Action Film MIDWAY
Patrick Wilson is the latest actor to join director Roland Emmerich's World War II action thriller Midway. He will join the previously cast Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore, and Luke Evans.
The film is an epic telling of the Battle of Midway, a turning point in the Pacific theater of World War II. The story follows the real soldiers and aviators who pulled off the unbelievable to turn the tide of the war in June 1942.
Wilson will play Edwin Layton, "the rear admiral in the U.S. Navy who was a key intelligence officer during WWII." Harrelson is playing Admiral Chester Nimitz, "one of the leaders who lead the American naval fleet to victory in a foray that involved aircraft carriers, destroyers and cruisers." Evans will play Commander Wade McClusky, "who would go on to win a Naval Cross for his role in Midway."
This film has put together such a great cast, and that is one of the reasons why I have any desire to seen this movie. I hope that Emmerich makes a decent movie but I'm not expecting much.
Wilson will next be seen in the James Wan-directed Aquaman and he just signed on to star in In The Tall Grass, the adaptation of the Stephen King and Joe Hill penned short story.