Maika Monroe (It Follows, Eleventh Hour) joins the ever growing list of big stars for Roland Emmerich’s second nod toward his “Independence Day” blockbuster sequel.
Already onboard are two of the original actors - Jeff Goldblum and Vivica A. Fox. Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games franchise), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac Vol I & II) and Jessie Usher (When the Game Stands Tall) are also signed.
Of course, the big news earlier in the year was the return of Brent Spiner to Part 2 of the alien invasion film. In the first film his character of Dr. Brakish Okun was presumed killed by the alien that overtook his body. Also returning are Bill Pullman as Thomas Whitmore, who was President of the United States in the first movie and Judd Hirsch will return as Jeff Goldblum’s father, Julius Levinson.
Still no definitive word on if Will Smith will return to join the new battle against those pesky aliens.
“Independence Day 2” is scheduled for a June 24, 2016 release date.