Watch Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, and more stars of the film open up about their unbreakable bond on and off set.
— Roland Emmerich (@rolandemmerich) March 4, 2015
Independence Day 2 has cast Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth and Jesse Usher in roles for the sequel that follows the original from twenty years ago.
Goldblum will return as David Levinson; Usher will be playing Dylan Hiller, the son of Will Smith’s Captain Steven Hiller; Hemsworth is rumored to be playing the son-in-law of Bill Pullman’s President Whitmore.
Director Roland Emmerich shared the news on Facebook.
First you strategically position your pieces, and when the time is right, you strike.” Excited to officially announce Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum as the next two pieces of the Independence Day sequel!
Excited to officially announce that Jessie Usher will be joining the cast for the sequel of Independence Day!
Trivia: My producing partner Harald Kloser noticed Jessie in between sets of pushups at the gym and gave him an audition. As they say, the rest is history!
Independence Day 2 has a June 24, 2016 release, which will not see Will Smith return, but Pullman is expected back.
Potential plot details that Emmerich previously talked about mentioned the aliens returning, but Earth better prepared as they have used the alien technology to their advantage.
— Harald Kloser (@HaraldKloser) March 4, 2015
Liam Hemsworth, he of the Hunger Games movies and being Thor’s little bro, digs into a slice of country noir in the indie drama Cut Bank. Available on DirecTV now and in theaters April 3, director Matt Shakman’s movie features Hemsworth as a working-class guy named Dwayne trying to get the heck out of his small Montana town by any means necessary — which for this film means being in cahoots with the local postman (Bruce Dern) and faking the old guy’s murder to get some cash.
Suffice it to say, things don’t go as planned. For one, his boss (Billy Bob Thornton) finds the whole thing fishy, and in this exclusive clip, Dwayne gets his “squirrelly ass” chewed out while the oddball mail guy hides underneath his feet.
The town is full of eclectic weirdos — played by Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Oliver Platt and Michael Stuhlbarg — so check out this trailer for a peek at Cut Bank‘s quirky, Coens-esque vibe.
WestEnd Films has sold Western By Way of Helena to Weltkino for German-speaking territories.
Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Alice Braga (Elysium) and Emory Cohen (The Place Beyond the Pines). star in director Kieran Darcy Smith’s (Wish You Were Here) drama about a Texas Ranger (Hemsworth) investigating a series of unexplained deaths in a town called Helena.
Matt Cook wrote the screenplay and executive produces.
The film was developed by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, who are producing the film under their Mandeville Films banner.
Atomic Entertainment’s Adam Rosenfelt and Maureen Meulen are producing alongside Mandeville, and are also financing. Nathalie Marciano serves as executive producer.
WestEnd’s EFM slate also includes Benedict Andrew’s Blackbird, Jeremy Saulnier’s crime-thriller Green Room and Tomm Moore’s Song of the Sea.
Weltkino is the distribution outfit of Kinowelt founder Michael Koelmel and producer Dietmar Guentsche.
The Hunger Games’ Liam Hemsworth and Australian actress Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) find themselves in a terrifying position when they accidentally film a murder in their new movie, Cut Bank.
In the film, Liam plays a small-town boy living in Cut Bank, Mont., the coldest place in America, but he dreams of escaping rural life. While filming his girlfriend Cassandra (Palmer) shooting an audition tape in an expansive field of wildflowers, he accidentally catches a murder on film in the background. He decides to try to turn a terrifying situation into a way out by leveraging his knowledge of the homicide, but things don’t go according to plan. John Malkovich plays the sheriff investigating the crime, while Billy Bob Thornton and Bruce Dern also co-star.
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Watch our exclusive clip to see the murder as it unfolds. Cut Bank premieres exclusively on DIRECTV CINEMA today and arrives in theaters April 3.
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