Midway is an upcoming American epic war film directed by Roland Emmerich and written by Wes Tooke. The film will star Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Darren Criss and Woody Harrelson.
The film follows the story of US Navy sailors and aviators who persevered through the tragedy of Pearl Harbor, the elation and daring of Doolittle’s Raid and finally, the Battle of Midway itself, a turning point in the Pacific Theater of World War II.
- Ed Skrein as Lieutenant Richard “Dick” Best
- Patrick Wilson as Lieutenant Commander Edwin T. Layton
- Luke Evans as Lieutenant Commander Wade McClusky
- Aaron Eckhart as Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle
- Nick Jonas as Aviation Machinist Mate Bruno Gaido
- Mandy Moore as Anne Best
- Darren Criss as Lieutenant Commander Eugene Lindsey
- Woody Harrelson as Admiral Chester Nimitz
- Dennis Quaid as Vice Admiral William “Bull” Halsey
- Jake Weber as Rear Admiral Raymond Spruance
- Brennan Brown as Commander Joseph Rochefort
- Alexander Ludwig as Lieutenant Roy Pearce
- Tadanobu Asano as Rear Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi
- Keean Johnson as Chief Aviation Radioman James Murray
- Luke Kleintank as Lieutenant Clarence Earle Dickinson
- Jun Kunimura as Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo
- Etsushi Toyokawa as Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
- Brandon Sklenar as Ensign George Gay
- James Carpinello as Lieutenant Commander William Brockman
- Jake Manley as Ensign Willie West
- Louis Lau as Japanese Soldier
On May 23, 2017, it was reported that Roland Emmerich would be directing the World War II film Midway. In April 2018, Woody Harrelson and Mandy Moore joined the ensemble cast for the film. In July 2018, Luke Evans was cast in the film to play Lieutenant Commander Wade McClusky, who was awarded the Navy Cross for his role in the battle of Midway. Robby Baumgartner was hired as cinematographer.
August saw the additions of Patrick Wilson, Ed Skrein, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Tadanobu Asano, and Dennis Quaid amongst others to the cast. Darren Criss, Alexander Ludwig and Brandon Sklenar were cast in September. Filming began on September 5, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. It was also shot in Montreal, Quebec.
In November 2018, it was announced that VFX company Scanline VFX will be the main VFX vendor, and Pixomondo had signed on to provide additional visual effects.