The Hunger Games' Liam Hemsworth offered lead role in Independence Day 2
The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth has been offered the lead role in the sequel to Independence Day.
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.
According to The Wrap, Hemsworth has been offered the male lead in the film, while there is also strong suggestion that Fantastic Four and Fruitvale Station's Michael B. Jordan has been offered a key role.
Independence Day starred Will Smith, Jeff 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.
Will Smith has already ruled himself out of returning to star, but Goldblum has previously said he has been approached about returning and would be open to the idea.