Patrick Wilson reuniting with Roland Emmerich for Moonfall
After working with the 64-year-old German director on 2019’s World War II actioner Midway, Patrick Wilson is ready to hop in front of the cameras for Roland Emmerich again as he has signed on to star in his upcoming Moonfall alongside Halle Berry and Josh Gad, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In Moonfall, a mysterious force knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it. With mere weeks before impact, and against all odds, a ragtag team launches an impossible last-ditch mission into space, leaving behind everyone they love and risking everything to land on the lunar surface and save our planet from annihilation.
Berry will play a NASA astronaut-turned-administrator whose previous space mission holds a clue about an impending catastrophe. The Conjuring and Insidious vet is set to star as a disgraced NASA astronaut whose previous mission ended in tragedy but holds a clue about the impending disaster. Also joining the cast is All the Money in the World star Charlie Plummer, who is set to play Wilson’s teenage son in the film.
Wilson will play a disgraced former NASA astronaut whose last mission, which ended in tragedy, holds a clue about the impending catastrophe. Plummer will play his teenage son.
Directed by Emmerich, Moonfall begins production this fall in Montreal with a script written by Emmerich, his 2012 co-writer Harald Kloser, and Spenser Cohen. Emmerich is producing the independent feature film under his Centropolis Entertainment banner with Kloser producing through his company, Street Entertainment. Executive producers are Dennis Wang, James Wang, J.P. Pettinato, Marco Shepherd, Ute Emmerich, Carsten Lorenz, and Stuart Ford.
Like last year’s #1 box office hit Midway, Emmerich and Centropolis are independently producing and financing Moonfall, overseeing all aspects of production, financing, delivery, and distribution and marketing in collaboration with Lionsgate, AGC International, and the film’s distribution partners around the world.
Moonfall is slated to be released theatrically by Lionsgate in North America in 2021.
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