‘The Conjuring’ actor, Patrick Wilson and Charlie Plummer (All The Money in World) have joined Halle Berry and Josh Gad in Roland Emmerich’s ‘Moonfall’.
Wilson will take on the role of 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.
Berry will play a NASA astronaut-turned-administrator, whose previous space mission holds a clue about an impending catastrophe. Gad, who was cast as the movie’s lead last week, will play the role of KC Houseman, a smart but disorganised genius who is profoundly unfiltered and eccentric but also suddenly one of the most important people on Earth.
The film centres on the fallout after the moon is knocked from its orbit by a mysterious force and is on a collision course with Earth. Life as we know it hangs in the balance and with just weeks to go before impact, a ragtag team is sent on a seemingly impossible mission to land on the lunar surface and save humanity.
The project was penned by Emmerich and 2012 co-writer Harald Kloser and Spenser Cohen. Emmerich is also producing under his Centropolis banner with Kloser producing through his company, Street Entertainment.
The film is scheduled for a release in 2021 as long as production is allowed to get underway in the Autumn.
Wilson was last seen in Emmerich’s ‘Midway’, His upcoming projects include ‘The Conjuring 3’ and ‘Aquaman 2’.
Plummer starred in Ridley Scott’s ‘All The Money in The World’ and went on to star in the TV mini-series ‘Looking For Alaska’.