Independence Day director’s next to star Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore

Woody Harrelson and Mandy Moore are in talks to join Roland ‘Independence Day’ Emmerich’s World War II movie “Midway”, says Deadline.

Tipped to be one of the biggest movies on sale at Cannes, the Wes Tooke-scripted movie tells of the iconic Battle of Midway, a turning point in the Pacific theater of World War II, follows the soldiers and aviators who helped turn the tide of the war in June 1942. As we reported last fall, Lionsgate snapped up U.S. distribution rights through its Summit label to the Emmerich-directed project about the seminal WWII battle and the near $100m project is now moving into pre-production ahead of an August 16 start of shoot with destinations including Hawaii and Canada.

The project would reunite Harrelson with his “2012” director Emmerich.

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