Patrick Wilson (“Aquaman”) will play an admiral in Roland Emmerich’s WWII action movie “Midway”, says Variety.
The versatile thesp joins Woody Harrelson, Luke Evans and Mandy Moore in the Starlight Entertainment Group and Providence Entertainment financed production.
Wilson will play 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 in 1942. The damage to the Japanese fleet was so extensive that it never recovered and military historians regard the battle as a turning point in the war.
Harrelson is playing Admiral Chester Nimitz, the commander of the Pacific Fleet during the war. Emmerich is producing the movie with longtime partner Harald Kloser.