Lionsgate’s debuted the first teaser trailer for the action drama, Midway, inspired by true events. The two-minute trailer arrived with a batch of photos featuring the big name cast.
Midway stars Ed Skrein as Dick Best, Patrick Wilson as Edwin Layton, Luke Evans as Lieutenant Commander Wade McClusky, Aaron Eckhart as Lt. Commander Jimmy Doolittle, Nick Jonas as Bruno Gaido, Etsushi Toyokawa as Admiral Yamamoto, Tadanobu Asano as Rear Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi, and Luke Kleintank as Lieutenant Clarence Earle Dickinson.
Jun Kunimura is Admiral Nagumo, Darren Criss is Lt. Eugene Lindsey, Keean Johnson is James Murray, Mandy Moore is Ann Best, Dennis Quaid is Admiral William “Bull” Halsey, and Woody Harrelson is Admiral Chester Nimitz. Alexander Ludwig also stars in the drama directed by Roland Emmerich (The Day After Tomorrow, White House Down).
Wes Tooke wrote the screenplay and Harald Kloser produced the Lionsgate release. The behind the scenes team includes director of photography Robby Baumgartner, editor Adam Wolfe, production designer Kirk M. Petruccelli, and costume designer Mario Davignon.
Midway is set to open in theaters on November 8, 2019.
“Midway centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII.
The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.”