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Here's what we know so far about Gaspar Noe's "Love": it will be in 3D, probably be pretty explicit if not plainly pornographic, and it will have an intriguing opening sequence. And with the Cannes Film Festival hurrying up on us and arriving next week, a new poster has been unveiled, which isn't so far off from the teaser poster that was dropped last year. Once again, it's a three-way makeout, with producer Vincent Maraval calling this one sheet the official version of the poster. Karl Glusman (who will also appear in Roland Emmerich's gay rights drama "Stonewall" and Nicolas Winding Refn's "The Neon Demon") leads the movie about a relationship between a boy and two girls. And now we have an official synopsis that is light on plot, but nonetheless fairly evocative: Love occurs beyond Good and Evil. Love is a genetic need. Love is an altered state of consciousness. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
It looks like we’ll be seeing a female President in the White House, in movie terms at least. Word from Hollywood is that actress Sela Ward is set to take on the role of Commander in Chief in Roland Emmerich’s long-awaited sequel, Independence Day 2.
Ward, who featured in Emmerich’s 2004 disaster film The Day After Tomorrow, joins a cast that includes the returning Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, Judd Hirsch, Brent Spiner and Bill Pullman, as well as new recruits Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac), Maika Monroe (It Follows), Joey King (Wish I Was Here) and Jessie Usher (When The Game Stands Tall).
Set for a May production start, Independence Day 2 is released on June 24th, 2016.
- Scott J. Davis
The story this time around reportedly sees the nations of Earth collaborate using recovered alien technology to develop a defense program to protect the planet from invading aliens.
Ward previously worked with Emmerich on "The Day After Tomorrow" and was last seen on screen last year in David Fincher's "Gone Girl". Ward joins a cast that includes Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox, Liam Hemsworth and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Bill Pullman may be back for Independence Day 2, but it.s not going to be as the leader of the free world. As it turns out, in the 20 years since Roland Emmerich.s original alien invasion disaster flick, the United States has elected a new President, and it.s Sela Ward. Pullman will still play the same character, Thomas J. Whitmore, but according to Deadline, it.s Ward who resides in the White House, or whatever structure they construct to take the place of the building that was so memorably leveled by extraterrestrials in 1996. Ward will reportedly play President Lanford, no first name at the moment, who now sits in the big chair when the action commences on the long in development sequel. This is not Ward.s first time in an epic scale disaster movie, nor is it her first time working with Emmerich. The two teamed up »
As the world readies itself for a potential woman U.S. president in 2016, “Independence Day” is one step ahead. Sela Ward has been cast and will play the president in the Roland Emmerich sequel, which will conveniently be released right before the next presidential election. New cast members include Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Travis Tope, Joey King and Charlotte Gainsbourg, while returning cast members from the beloved original include Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox and Judd Hirsch. Will Smith is not expected to return for the long-gestating sequel. Also Read: 21 Movie Sequels That Took Forever to. »
- Linda Ge
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- Christopher Campbell
Ward will be starring in the sequel with Bill Pullman, who played President Thomas Whitmore in the original 1996 blockbuster.
Independence Day 2's plot has been kept under wraps thus far, with the only confirmed detail being that an alien horde once again tries to invade earth.
Jeff Goldblum and Judd Hirsch are confirmed to be reprising their roles as environmentalist David Levinson and his curmudgeonly father Julius, while Vivica A Fox and Brent Spiner are also back from the first movie.
Vivica A. Fox, Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe and Charlotte Gainsbourg have also been cast in the sequel, which 20th Century Fox has dated for June 24, 2016 — nearly 20 years after the original was released. Bill Pullman, who played President Thomas J. Whitmore in the original, is returning for the sequel.
- Dave McNary
Sela Ward has signed on to star in 20th Century Fox's upcoming sequel Independence Day 2, playing the current President of the United States. No further details were given for her character, President Lanford, at this time. In the original 1996 classic Independence Day, Bill Pullman starred as the Commander-in-Chief, President Thomas J. Whitmore.
Bill Pullman will be reprising his role as Whitmore for the sequel, along with fellow Independence Day stars Jeff Goldblum (David Levinson), Vivica A. Fox (Jasmine Dubrow), Judd Hirsch (Julius Levinson) and Brent Spiner (Dr. Brakish Okun). New cast members include Jessie Usher, Liam Hemsworth, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Travis Tope, Joey King and Maika Monroe. No plot details have been confirmed, except that the story will take place 20 years after the events of the original Independence Day.
"This whole chunk of land will be decimated...!" Warner Bros has debuted a third trailer for San Andreas, the big earthquake movie starring Dwayne Johnson they've been building up for a summer release. We've already seen two good trailers for this already, teasing some of the epic destruction and mayhem including a huge tsunami wave and pretty much all of Los Angeles collapsing upon itself. This definitely does look like a Roland Emmerich movie (even a spiritual sequel to 2012) but without some of the Emmerich quirks, for better or worse. Honestly, I'm curious to see this, something about the emotional angle that gets me. Enjoy! Here's the third trailer (see the first + second) for Brad Peyton's San Andreas, direct from Warner Bros: Watch the first teaser trailer for San Andreas here, and follow-up with the second trailer here after this one. San Andreas is directed by Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island »
- Alex Billington
We may be buzzing about the possibility of a different woman in the White House by the time Independence Day 2 opens in 2016, but for now, the Roland Emmerich-directed sequel has just added Sela Ward to its cast in the key role of President Lanford.
Ward, known best for her role on CSI: NY, has a history with Emmerich – they last worked together on The Day After Tomorrow, which stands as one of the helmer’s biggest hits. Though Ward has done more work on the small screen since playing Dr. Lucy Hall in that disaster extravaganza, she last appeared as Sharon Schieber in David Fincher’s Gone Girl.
She joins a cast that includes some familiar faces, like Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman and Vivica A. Fox, all of whom starred in Independence Day way back in 1996, as well as newcomers to the franchise like Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games »
- Isaac Feldberg
A woman in the White House? You bet. At least in the movies. Sela Ward is set to play the current President of the United States, President Lanford, in Roland Emmerich's Independence Day 2. The CSI: NY favorite will reunite with Emmerich as they last worked together on 20th Century Fox’s The Day After Tomorrow. She last appeared at Fox in the box office champ Gone Girl from David Fincher. Ward joins a cast that includes Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman and Vivica A. Fox (all… »
If San Andreas were hitting theaters from Roland Emmerich it seems like it would be getting a lot more criticism than it is. In fact, I get the impression people are really looking forward to this one. Is it because of Dwayne Johnsonc It can't be because of director Brad Peyton (Cats and Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) can itc Though, kudos to him for finally making a movie with only two words in the title. In all honesty, that first trailer had me laughing at the attempted tension delivered by Paul Giamatti and while I'll obviously check this one out, I can say I'm expecting much more than just another piece of disaster porn. San Andreas arrives on June 5, check out the final trailer below. yt id="SzRbK9qIhBs" width="640" After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, »
- Brad Brevet
Ward -- last seen on the big screen in "Gone Girl" -- will fill in for Bill Pullman, who played scene-stealing President Thomas Whitmore in the 1996 original flick. Pullman will return as the retired Whitmore for the follow-up, directed once again by Roland Emmerich.
In addition to Ward, fellow fresh faces joining the cast include "Hunger Games" star Liam Hemsworth (playing Whitmore's son-in-law), Jessie Usher (playing a grown-up version of Will Smith's stepson from the first flick), Charlotte Gainsbourg ("Nymphomaniac"), and Joey King ("Wish I Was Here"). Returnees from the original include Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, and Vivica A. Fox.
We can't wait to see Ward take her place in the Oval Office. Here's hoping »
- Katie Roberts
While Fast & Furious 7 was only able to make limited use of Dwayne Johnson, San Andreas promises a full-on Rocksplosion, with the man-mountain taking on the biggest earthquake ever seen in California and beyond... and Roland Emmerich isn’t to blame this time. Here’s the latest promo for the film. The movie finds The Rock as Ray Gaines, a talented Los Angeles Fire Department rescue pilot who has just packed daughter Blake (Alexandra Daddario) off to San Francisco when the Big One, a bloomin’ massive earthquake hits California and, if Paul Giamatti’s expert is to be believed, will be felt all across the Us of A. With a whole lot of shaking going on and his spawn in danger, Ray must team up with his ex-wife Emma (Johnson’s Race To Witch Mountain co-star Carla Gugino) and try to find a way to track down their daughter. But »
.Fast & Furious 7 cinematographer Stephen Windon will make his directorial debut on DragonSlate.s motorcycle action-thriller Full Throttle, produced by Andrew Mason and set to shoot in the first quarter of 2016. Mason, executive producer of The Matrix trilogy and producer on Russell Crowe.s The Water Diviner, will lead the Full Throttle production team.
DragonSlate Media CEO LeonTan will also serve as a producer, while Sukee Chew, Andrew Ooi, Harriet Spalding and Robert Lundberg will executive produce. Full Throttle follows a motorcycle racer who, after a career-ending crash during a race in Singapore, plies his skills as a courier in Kuala Lumpur. After his girlfriend is abducted, he is forced to crisscross the city against the clock, avoiding capture by relentless authorities while being blackmailed to perform escalating acts of crime by a twisted criminal mastermind. Windon is an Emmy-nominated cinematographer whose 35 years of working behind the movie camera include numerous international accolades and awards. »
- Staff writer
But, why? Several Independence Day actors are back for its sequel, Independence 2 — but not Mae Whitman. It was announced on Tuesday, April 28, that It Follows star Maika Monroe has taken over her role as former first daughter Patricia Whitmore. Fans of the Parenthood alum, 26, are outraged by the news, especially since Whitman was just the female lead in the comedy The Duff. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, Whitman wasn't even on the short list for the Roland Emmerich-directed film. Now all grown up, [...] »
Independence Day 2: Director Roland Emmerich announced that Maika Monroe has joined the cast of Independence Day 2. Monroe starred recently in the breakout indie horror title It Follows; it's not yet clear what role she will be playing in the blockbuster sequel opposite the likes of Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum. The movie is set for release on June 24, 2016. [Twitter] Unfriended: Low-budget horror thriller Unfriended has grossed more than $25 million in box office returns in the U.S., and thus has earned a sequel. The movie unfolds entirely on a young woman's personal computer, as the mysterious revenge story is told through the use of a variety of computer programs. Nelson Greaves will once again write the screenplay. [Bloody...
- Peter Martin
It Follows' Maika Monroe will go from evading supernatural entities to dodging vengeful aliens. Also included in our latest round-up are two new promo teasers for The Strain Season 2 and details on 20th Century Fox releasing new videos for Poltergeist via the "My Idol" app.
Independence Day 2: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Maika Monroe (It Follows, The Guest) will play a lead role in Roland Emmerich's Independence Day 2. She could be playing Patricia Whitmore, the daughter of Thomas J. Whitmore (the President of the United States in 1996's Independence Day), a role originally played by Mae Whitman.
Monroe joins a cast that includes Liam Hemsworth (whose character is set to have a romantic relationship with Monroe's character), Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jessie Usher, as well as Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman and Judd Hirsch reprising their roles from the first film.
Independence Day 2 is slated to »
- Derek Anderson
Having established her acting credentials through The Guest and acclaimed indie horror title It Follows, Maika Monroe looks set to hit the blockbuster stratosphere as she has now secured a place in Independence Day 2.
News comes via the horse’s mouth itself, with the sequel’s director Roland Emmerich confirming the casting tidbit via Twitter.
— Roland Emmerich (@rolandemmerich) April 27, 2015
While the filmmaker didn’t divulge the specifics of her role, The Hollywood Reporter writes that Monroe has been cast as ID2‘s female lead, slipping into the shoes of the president’s daughter and, just for good measure, Liam Hemsworth’s potential love interest.
At 21 years of age, Monroe is fast becoming one of Hollywood’s hottest up-and-comers, and after wrangling with otherworldly forces in last year’s atypical horror, »
- Michael Briers
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