Washington: Patrick Wilson has joined the cast of Roland Emmerich’s war drama ‘Midway’, alongside notable actors like Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore and Luke Evans.
The film will be written by Wes Tooke and produced by Harald Kloser, reported Variety. The flick is based on real life events of the ‘Battle of Midway’ between the Japanese and U.S. Navy in 1942.
Wilson and his fellow actors will play several historical roles of the people involved in the conflict. Luke Evans will play Lieutenant Commander Wade McClusky, who led an aerial attack that sunk two of Japan’s fleet carriers in the battle. Harrelson will play Admiral Chester Nimitz, the commander of the Pacific Fleet during the war.
Wilson has bagged the role of Edwin Layton, the rear admiral in the U.S. Navy who was part of the intelligence team that correctly pinpointed the location of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s attacking fleet near Midway Atoll.
The ‘Insidious’ actor will next be seen playing the antagonist ‘Ocean Master’ in the DC film ‘Aquaman’.