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Aaron Paul is in negotiations to join Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Amy Ryan and Danielle Nicolet in Rawson Marshall Thurber's action comedy "Central Intelligence" at New Line. Filming is underway in Boston.
Hart plays a boring accountant who was previously the cool guy in high school. He reconnects with an acquaintance (Johnson), a formerly bullied nerd who turns out to be a rogue spy. Paul will play Johnson's CIA partner who seemingly sacrifices himself for Johnson. [Source: THR]
The Belko Experiment
Greg McLean helms and James Gunn produces the film which deals with an American company after it’s mysteriously sealed off in South America. It's currently targeting a May 5th 2017 release. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
The cast for Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day 2 is shaping up to be a mixture of familiar and fresh faces, with franchise vets and newcomers both factoring into the new film. Today brings word that up-and-comer Garrett Wareing, who recently broke out in the acclaimed drama Boychoir, has booked a supporting role in the pic.
Wareing will play a boy who winds up in hiding with America’s First Family when aliens return to menace humankind.
He joins a cast of franchise newbies including Maika Monroe (The Guest, It Follows), Liam Hemsworth (Paranoia, The Hunger Games), Jessie Usher (Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse), Travis Tope (Men, Women & Children), Sela Ward (Gone Girl) and Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac), along with returning stars Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox and Judd Hirsch.
- Isaac Feldberg
After playing Commander Thread in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” Patrick St. Esprit has been cast as the Secretary of Defense alongside Sela Ward’s President in “Independence Day 2,” TheWrap has learned. Roland Emmerich is directing the sequel for 20th Century Fox, which will release the action-packed blockbuster on June 24, 2016. Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe and Jessie Usher star along fellow franchise newcomers Travis Tope, Joey King, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lance Lim and Mckenna Grace, while returning cast members from the original include Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox and Judd Hirsch. Also Read: 'It Follows' Star Maika Monroe Joins Liam. »
- Jeff Sneider
The most recent piece of Independence Day 2 casting news kicked off an almighty social media storm, with Maika Monroe seemingly stepping into the role once played by Mae Whitman. But unless someone has a weird personal animus against eight-year-old actresses, Mckenna Grace’s addition to Roland Emmerich’s should pass by without causing the same tumult.The actress, a veteran of Disney’s live-action/puppetry show Crash & Bernstein, will slot in alongside fellow newbies Monroe and Liam Hemsworth and plays someone called Daisy. We don’t know what her character will be getting up to yet, but it’s highly unlikely she’ll be a fighter pilot.The remaining cast members are a mix of other fresh recruits (Jessie Usher, Travis Tope, Joey King, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lance Lim, Sela Ward) and veterans of the first film (Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox, Judd Hirsch), hoping to fill the big Will Smith-shaped gap. »
Eight-year-old actress Mckenna Grace has been cast as Daisy in Roland Emmerich‘s “Independence Day 2,” an individual familiar with 20th Century Fox’s sequel has told TheWrap. New cast members include Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe, Jessie Usher, Travis Tope, Joey King, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lance Lim (“Growing Up Fisher”) and Sela Ward as the President, 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, which is scheduled for release on June 24, 2016. Also Read: 'It Follows' Star Maika Monroe Joins Liam Hemsworth. »
- Jeff Sneider
Some people would question why I would watch the theatrical version of Nymphomaniac, never mind the director’s cut, but I tend to like Lars Von Trier’s style. Yes, he goes for the controversial a little too easy, but get past all of the hype and his movies often have meanings in them that are actually thought-provoking. Expecting more explicit scenes in this version of Nymphomaniac I got exactly what I expected, but also a scene that was not only stomach turning and shocking but also affected the movie in such a way that it made this cut all the more worth it, even with its length of over five hours.
Nymphomaniac is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsboug) a woman discovered wounded in an »
- Paul Metcalf
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
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
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.
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
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
Independence Day had Bill Pullman’s President Thomas J. Whitmore around to rally humanity and fight the aliens. But unless the universe in which the film takes place has very different rules governing Us presidents, he can’t still be the leader of the free world 20 years later. And indeed it’s true – Sela Ward will be President Lanford in Independence Day 2.She’ll be the White House incumbent – we assume the place has been rebuilt since the original attack – for the story of Earth having to fend off the next wave of extra-terrestrial invasion attempts. Ward is one of the new faces for the franchise, joining the likes of Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Travis Tope and Joey King, alongside returning cast members Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, Judd Hirsch and Brent Spiner.Emmerich has been developing this one for a while now, working »
The sequel to Independence Day, still tentatively titled ID Forever, has added another new face to the cast. The latest addition is veteran actress Sela Ward who joins the scifi flick as the new President of the United States. She joins a growing roster of talent that includes the recently cast Maika Monroe, Liam Hemsworth, Joey King, Charlotte Gainsbourg , Travis Tope, and Jessie Usher. The film will also see the return of Independence Day President Bill Pullman who clearly will no longer »
- Alex Maidy
Ten films in today's MPAA ratings bulletin and ten R-ratings beginning with Todd Haynes' Carol starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, which will be heading to Cannes before hitting theaters later this year, most likely late as I expect the Weinsteins to milk this one, especially if it plays well on the Croisette. We also have Seth MacFarlane's Ted 2, which, unsurprisingly, received and R-rating, alongside a slew of smaller features including Results starring Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders; Samba starring Omar Sy and Charlotte Gainsbourg and Robert Duvall's Wild Horses, which Duvall directed and stars in alongside James Franco, Josh Hartnett, Luciana Duvall, Adriana Barraza and Jim Parrack. Check out the complete bulletin below. Carol Rated R For a scene of sexuality/nudity and brief language. Release Date: TB 2015 In The Courtyard Rated R For drug use and language. Last Shift Rated R For bloody horror violence, »
- Brad Brevet
What I love about the Riviera Maya Film Festival is its indifference to playing it safe. Like spring break for cinephiles, this exotic festival tucked along the Yucatan Peninsula in Quintana Roo brought a challenging loot of films to Mexico, where the public may never see them again. That's because exhibitors in the region are more invested in keeping theaters running by screening fast-food movies for audiences. But under artistic director Paula Chaurand and her hard-working team, Riviera Maya offers more daring international fare, such as Asia Argento's opening night film "Misunderstood," a troubling family drama with less-than-sympathetic characters (many of them female) that remains at large on the Us distribution market. Even after premiering at Cannes in 2015, no one has taken a bite off this risky film — starring starring Giulia Salerno as the rebellious daughter of a very selfish mother (Charlotte Gainsbourg) in the 1980s — from a risk-taking woman director. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
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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