Alexander Ludwig signs on for Roland Emmerich’s Midway
Alexander Ludwig, known for his role as Björn Ironside on History Channel’s Vikings, has signed on for the upcoming World War II actioner Midway from Roland Emmerich, according to Variety. Details are being kept under wraps on who Ludwig will be portraying in the film.
The cast of Midway also includes Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring) as Admiral Edwin Layton, Luke Evans (The Alienist, Beauty and the Beast) as Commander Wade McClusky, Woody Harrelson (Solo: A Star Wars Story) as Admiral Chester Nimitz, Mandy Moore (This Is Us) and Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story), and co-stars Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Nick Jonas (Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle), Dennis Quaid (Emmerich’s The Day After Tomorrow), Keean Johnson (Alita: Battle Angel) and Tadanobu Asano (Thor, 47 Ronin).
From Stuard Ford’s AGC Studios, Midway is written by Wes Tooke (Colony) and produced by Emmerich’s Centropolis Entertainment, Harald Kloser (2012, White House Down, Independence Day: Resurgence), and Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan, The Patriot, Molly’s Game). Production is underway on the film.
Starlight Entertainment Group and Providence Entertainment Limited are financing Midway. U.S. and China theatrical distribution is already set with Lionsgate to release through its Summit Entertainment label stateside and Bona Film Group to release in Greater China. Creative Artists Agency (CAA) brokered the financing and distribution deals.
Universal Pictures released a big budget epic version of the event also titled Midway in 1976, which starred Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, and Toshiro Mifune.
Midway will officially hit theaters on November 8, 2019.