Mandy Moore in Talks to Join Roland Emmerich's World War II Drama 'Midway'

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Stuart Ford's AGC Studios is shopping the pic, about the seminal battle, in Cannes.

This Is Us star Mandy Moore is in talks to join Roland Emmerich's World War II drama Midway, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

In Cannes, Stuart Ford's AGC Studios is shopping the action pic, which tells the story of the battle of Midway as told by the leaders and the soldiers who participated.

Wes Tooke penned the screenplay, with Emmerich, Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan) and Matt Jackson among the producers. Emmerich is best known as the director of films such as Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow.

Midway was the first pic to be financed through a $150 million film fund launched by CAA and China's Bona Film Group at Cannes last year.

Bona will release Midway in China, and Lionsgate is understood to have earlier picked up the U.S. rights without publicly adding it to its release slate.