Red carpet event planned at Pearl Harbor for ‘Midway’ film

Red carpet event planned at Pearl Harbor for ‘Midway’ film
Official "Midway" movie poster. (Source: Lionsgate Films)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A special red carpet and screening event at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam is in the works for the new Hollywood film, “Midway,” according to Lionsgate Films.

Pearl Harbor-Hickam officials confirmed that the event is set for Oct. 20 at Sharkey Theater.

The event will be invitation-only, and will feature some of the film’s all-star cast.

“Midway” is a highly-anticipated war film directed by Roland Emmerich.

Pearl Harbor-Hickam officials said some celebrities will be in attendance at the Sharkey Theater event, but officials could not give further details because the event is still being finalized.

Credited actors and actresses in the film include Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Darren Criss and Woody Harrelson, according to IMDB.

“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, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds, according to IMDB.

A large portion of the movie was shot at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and other locations around Hawaii, with many residents taking on roles as extras.

“Midway” is scheduled to be released in theaters on Nov. 8 by Lionsgate.

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