The subject of WWII has long been used in movies to tell the heroic and tragic sides of war in movies. The subject matter has lead to countless movies being nominated and winning awards for their stories about WWII such as Dunkirk, Schindler’s List, and Hacksaw Ridge each telling a important story that happened during WWII. The next movie to be added to that list is Roland Emmerich’s movie Midway. Midway is about The Battle of Midway that took place six months after Pearl Harbor, when the U.S. cracked the codes Japan was using to plan a Naval attack against the U.S. but was foiled by the codebreakers and the U.S. over a four day period planned a counter-attack and is largely considered the turning point of the war for the U.S. in their fight against Japan.
Director Roland Emmerich has already begun casting preciously as he has cast Woody Harrelson and Mandy Moore for roles in the movie but recently Emmerich has cast actor Luke Evans in the movie. As far as the roles in the movie it is said that Harrelson will be playing Admiral Chester Nimitz, one of the officers who led the American naval fleet. Evans will be playing Commander Wade McClusky, who would go on to win a Naval Cross for his actions during Midway. Mandy Moore’s role in the movie has yet to be announced.
From the way Director Roland Emmerich has talked about the film, it almost has become a passion project as well as a tribute movie for him. Two years ago he spoke about the film saying:
“It was one of those moments where, against all odds, people came together and did the impossible,” Emmerich said. “A lot of pilots died in this battle. I want to make a monument to them and it would be great to make a movie about it.”
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