News - March 4, 2015

Liam Hemsworth and Jessie Usher confirmed to star in Independence Day 2
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Liam Hemsworth and Jessie Usher confirmed to star in Independence Day 2

The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth and Survivor's Remorse leading man Jessie Usher have been confirmed to star alongside Jeff Goldblum in Independence Day 2. 

It was confirmed last year that Fox had finally given the go ahead for the sequel, with production slated to begin in May of this year, with a planned release date of June 24th in 2016. 

Director Roland Emmerich and screenwriter Dean Devlin have been working on a sequel to the 1996 movie for well over five years, but finally got approval from Fox in November. 

Emmerich confirmed the news of the castings on his Facebook page, first announcing Usher's casting and revealing that his producing partner Harold Kloser had first come across Usher in the gym.

According to reports, Usher's role will to play the son of Captain Steven Hillier, the role played by Will Smith in the original blockbuster. Smith has currently said he will not be returning for the sequel. Hemsworth looks set to play the son in law of President Whitmore, played originally by Bill Pullman. 

Independence Day starred Smith, Goldblum and Bill Pullman and focused on a disparate group of people who converge in the Nevada desert in the aftermath of a destructive alien attack, planning their last stand against the alien invasion. It grossed over $800 million at the box office. 

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