Pop Goes The News — Woody Harrelson is heading back to Montreal to star in a new Roland Emmerich movie.
The 62-year-old actor has reportedly signed on for a role in Midway, a big budget flick about the pivotal Battle of Midway during World War II.
This Is Us star Mandy Moore is also starring in the movie, which is due to start shooting in September. Production will also take place in Hawaii.
More casting details will be announced soon.
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Harrelson was in Montreal less than two years ago to play Rex in The Glass Castle, a big screen adaptation of the novel by Jeannette Walls.
He made 2017’s War for the Planet of the Apes in Vancouver and both 2009’s Defendor and 2005’s The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio in Toronto.
Harrelson has earned three Oscar nominations, including a Supporting Actor nod for last year’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Emmerich is a fan of directing in Montreal – he made 2015’s Stonewall, 2013’s White House Down and 2004’s The Day After Tomorrow in the city.
A 1976 film called Midway, starring Charlton Heston and Henry Fonda,first brought the true story to the big screen.