Hugo Weaving has joined the cast of Mel Gibson's star-studded Australian film Hacksaw Ridge.
Weaving will join Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn, Rachel Griffiths and Richard Roxburgh in the film, which is now in production.
Hacksaw Ridge is the true story of conscientious objector, Desmond Doss (Garfield), who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing a gun.
Believing that the War was just but killing was nevertheless wrong, he was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon.
Doss single-handedly evacuated the wounded near enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. He is the only conscientious objector to ever win the US Medal of Honour.
Weaving will play Garfield's son, Tom Doss.
Producers of the film include Bill Mechanic, Bruce Davey, Paul Currie, David Permut and executive Producer, James M Vernon with screenplay by Australian writer Andrew Knight and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Robert Schenkkan.
The film is expected to be completed in the second half of 2016.
Hacksaw Ridge is Gibson's first time back in the director's chair sinc Apocalypto in 2006.
Beth Armstrong will also work in the film as a director's attachment as part of an Australian Directors Guild/Screen Australian scheme after beating more than 125 applicants to the job.
The film is set to generate about 720 jobs and and over $26 million in production expenditure across central Sydney, Western Sydney and regional NSW.
For full list of cast and crew, see below.
Andrew Garfield Desmond Doss
Sam Worthington Captain Glover
Vince Vaughn Sergeant Howell
Luke Bracey Smitty Ryker
Hugo Weaving Tom Doss
Teresa Palmer Dorothy Shutte
Rachel Griffiths Bertha Doss
Richard Roxburgh Colonel Stelzer
Luke Pegler Milt Zane (Hollywood)
Richard Pyros Randall Fuller (Teach)
Ryan Corr Lt Manville
Ben Mingay Grease Nolan
Firass Dirani Vito Rinnelli
Nico Cortez Kirzinski (Flamer)
Michael Sheasby Tex Lewis
Nathaniel Buzolic Harold “Hal” Doss
Goran Kleut Andy Walker (Ghoul)
Jacob Warner James Pinnick
Harry Greenwood Henry Brown
Damien Thomlinson Ralph Morgan
Ben O’Toole Corporal Jessop
Ori Pfeffer Irv Schecter
Benedict Hardie Captain Daniels
Milo Gibson Lucky
Robert Morgan Colonel Cunningham
Bill Young General Musgrove
Lt Colonel Gooney Matt Nable
Cosmos Filmed Entertainment
Cross Creek Pictures
Mel Gibson – Director
Bill Mechanic – Producer
David Permut – Producer
Bruce Davey – Producer
Paul Currie – Producer
Terry Benedict – Producer
William D. Johnson – Producer
James M Vernon – Executive Producer
David Greathouse – Executive Producer
Brian Oliver – Producer
Tyler Thompson – Producer
Suzanne Warren –Associate Producer
Ric Nicita – Executive Producer
Steve Longi – Co-Producer
Greg Crosby – Associate Producer
Joel Kramer – Associate Producer
Gabe Videla – Associate Producer
Zak Mechanic – Associate Producer
Dr Charles Knapp, Col US Army Ret – Consultant
Director of Photography – Simon Duggan
2nd Unit Director – Mic Rogers
1st AD – PJ Voeten
Production Designer – Barry Robison
Costume Designer – Lizzy Gardiner
Make-up Artist – Shane Thomas
Composer – John Debney
Editor – John Gilbert
Casting Director – Nikki Barrett
VFX Supervisor – Chris Godfrey
Post Supervisor – Jane Maguire
Line Producer – Barbara Gibbs
Global – IM Global
USA – Summit
Australia and New Zealand – Icon Distribution
France – Metropolitan FilmExport
Germany – Universum Film Gmbh
Greece/Cyprus – Spentzos Film SA
Italy – Andrew Leone Films
Portugal – LusoMundo Audiovisuais
Scandanavia – Mis Label Aps
Spain – DEA Planeta
Switzerland – Impuls Pictures
Baltic States – Acme Film SIA
Bulgaria – Freeman Distribution
Czechoslovakia – AQS a.s.
Hungary – Freeman Distribution
Poland – Freeman Distribution
Romania – Freeman Distribution
Asia PTV – Fox International Channels
China – YooZoo Pictures
Hong Kong – Bravos
Indonesia – Prima Cinema Multimedia
Indonesia – United Champ Assets
Japan – Kinofilm
Malaysia – Apsara Distribution, LLC
Philippines – Apsara Distribution, LLC
Singapore – Apsara Distribution, LLC
South Korea – Pancinema
Taiwan – Applause Entertainment
Thailand – Apsara Distribution, LLC
Latin America (IFTA) – Sun Distribution Group
India and Sri Lanka – Tanweer Films FZ, LLC
Israel – United King Video
Middle East – Selim Ramia & Co.
South Africa – M-Net
Turkey – Aqua Group Inc.
Airline – Entertainment in Motion