It appears Independence Day 2 has found its female lead, as The Hollywood Reporter reports Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac) is in talks to star opposite Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, and Jeff Goldblum in Roland Emmerich‘s sequel, which comes 20 years after the first film made its way into theaters.
I’m not terribly well-versed in Gainsbourg’s oeuvre, in fact Melancholia is a film of hers that’s just been sitting idle in my Netflix queue for the last couple years, so perhaps I ought to get on that, and no, no Nymphomaniac or Antichrist in my life either. As for this Independence Day sequel, I quite enjoy Independence Day, and I had a bunch of toys related to the film when I was growing up, but I think the primary reason I enjoyed the film was the combination of Goldblum and Will Smith, the latter of whom unfortunately won’t be back in the saddle for this one.
This certainly feels like the case of the unnecessary sequel, and Emmerich hasn’t done much since the release of the original film to make me think Independence Day 2 is going to be a film to anticipate too greatly, but the cast is decent with Goldblum and Bill Pullman returning and I’m curious what Usher, Hemsworth, and now Gainsbourg will bring to the table. Who knows, perhaps it will be worth checking out, I’m certainly no fortune teller so we’ll have a better idea once we get closer to the film’s June 24, 2016 release date.