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Published On: Wed, Mar 4th, 2015

Jessie Usher joins Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth for ‘Independence Day 2’

Jessie Usher, who plays the lead role in the Starz series Survivor’s Remorse, has been cast as one of the leads in the Independence Day sequel, which Roland Emmerich will direct for release almost exactly 20 years after the original film. Emmerich has also confimred that Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum for ID4 2.

Usher will play Dylan Dubrow, who in the original movie was the young stepson of Will Smith’s character, according to THR.

Jeff-Goldblum independence day photo“Independence Day 2 is a big get for Usher, who will play a central character in the new film as the son of Smith’s character. Smith’s role in the first blockbuster helped establish him as a star, kicking his career up to the next level,” writes THR.

“Usher stars in the Lebron James-produced Starz series Survivor’s Remorse as Cam Calloway, a basketball player who moves with his family to Atlanta after he signs a pro contract.”

Hemsworth (The Hunger Games franchise) was linked to the new film last month while Goldblum sounded locked in back in late 2014.

A rumored title is ID: Forever, which could be a part one and two if there is indeed more than one film planned.

The Wrap noted. “Fox hired Carter Blanchard (Glimmer) to rewrite the script. James Vanderbilt wrote the first draft of the film, which Emmerich is producing with Dean Devlin and Harald Kloser.”

The Independence Day sequel is set to arrive in theaters next year, on June 24, 2016

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