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Upcoming Woody Harrelson Movies We Are Excited About

December 11, 2018
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Woody Harrelson is an American actor and playwright. His breakout role came in 1985 as bartender Woody Boyd in the television sitcom ‘Cheers’. He later became known for his portrayals of Billy Hoyle in ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ in 1992, Mickey Knox in ‘Natural Born Killers’ in 1994, Larry Flynt in ‘The People vs. Larry Flynt’ in 1996, Tallahassee in ‘Zombieland’ in 2009, Capt. Tony Stone in ‘The Messenger’ in 2009, Dave Brown in ‘Rampart’ in 2011, Haymitch Abernathy in ‘The Hunger Games’ film series, Merritt McKinney in the ‘Now You See Me’ film series, the Colonel in War for the ‘Planet of the Apes’ in 2017, Bill Willoughby in ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ in 2017, and Tobias Beckett in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ in 2018.

He has been nominated for an Academy Award three times; he was nominated for Best Actor for ‘The People vs. Larry Flynt’ and Best Supporting Actor for ‘The Messenger’ and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’. For his role in ‘Cheers’, he earned five Emmy Award nominations and won one in 1989.

At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Woody Harrelson movie? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Woody Harrelson films scheduled to release in 2018 and 2019. We can only hope that the latest Woody Harrelson movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.

1. The Highwaymen (2019)

‘The Highwaymen’ is an upcoming American crime film directed by John Lee Hancock, written by John Fusco, and starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson. ‘The Highwaymen’ follows Texas Ranger Frank Hamer and ex-partner Maney Gault. The lawmen were out of the Rangers by the time ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ started their robbery reign, but were commissioned as special investigators, coaxed by a consortium of banks to assemble a posse and end the robbery spree of the notorious gang reputed to have killed 13 cops and others. The film stars Kevin Costner as Frank Hamer, Woody Harrelson as Maney Gault, Kathy Bates, John Carroll Lynch, Kim Dickens, Thomas Mann as Ted Hinton and William Sadler.

On June 21, 2017, it was reported that Netflix was in negotiations to extricate the production from Universal Pictures. At the time of the report, Netflix was in early discussions with Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner for the two lead roles and with John Lee Hancock as director. The script was written by John Fusco and rewritten by Hancock. Casey Silver, who had been developing the project while it was at Universal, was set to produce. On February 12, 2018, it was announced by Netflix that the film had entered production. Hancock was officially confirmed as director, and Harrelson, Costner, and Silver were confirmed as producers. They are set to produce alongside Michael Malone and Rod Lake. The production reportedly has a budget of around $49 million.

The film entered into principal photography on February 12, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The production is set to film in other locations around the state including Covington, LaPlace, Hammond, Baton Rouge, and Donaldsonville. On February 21, 2018, filming took place at Laurel Valley Plantation in Thibodaux, Louisiana. The production moved to Donaldsonville, Louisiana where filming took place through February 26, 2018 and where it reportedly shut down an area of the town’s historic district. On March 5, 2018, filming occurred at the Old Louisiana Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge.

Production reportedly caused streets surrounding the to be blocked off for the majority of the day. From March 21 to 25, 2018, filming took place on Highway 154. Reportedly, the production was reenacting the killing of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow near where the actual event took place. To recreate the scene on what is now an asphalt two-lane highway, the film crew planted trees along the right-of-way and added dirt to cover the blacktop road. Later that month, filming took place on an old U.S. Route 380 bridge that sits southwest of Newcastle, Texas crossing the Brazos River. Principal photography for the film concluded on March 29, 2018 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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2. Midway (2019)

‘Midway’ is an upcoming American historical action drama film directed by Roland Emmerich and written by Wes Tooke. The film will star Woody Harrelson, Luke Evans and Mandy Moore, and will be released on November 8, 2019.

On May 23, 2017, it was reported that Roland Emmerich would be directing the World War II film ‘Midway’. In April 2018, Woody Harrelson and Mandy Moore joined the ensemble cast for the film. In July 2018, Luke Evans was cast in the film to play Commander Wade McClusky, who goes on to win a Naval Cross for his role in the battle of Midway. Robby Baumgartner was hired in the crew for the duties of a cinematographer. August saw the additions of Patrick Wilson, Ed Skrein, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Tadanobu Asano, and Dennis Quaid amongst others to the cast. Darren Criss, Alexander Ludwig and Brandon Sklenar were cast in September. Filming began on September 5, 2018 in Honolulu. It will also shoot in Montreal.

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3. Zombieland 2 (2019)

Ruben Fleischer’s 2009 zombie film ‘Zombieland’ is officially getting a sequel, with the director and original cast set to return. The movie is expected to begin production in January, and hit theaters in October 2019. ‘Zombieland 2’ will reunite Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Abigail Breslin, and will reportedly take the group “from the White House to the American heartland as they face off against new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors.”

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