It Follows’ Maika Monroe Joins Independence Day 2

Maika Monroe

The cast of Roland Emmerich’s long-anticipated Independence Day 2 expands even further today with the addition of It Follows and The Guest star Maika Monroe! Emmerich himself announced the news via Twitter, although it has not yet been revealed exactly who Monroe might be playing. She joins a cast that already includes Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vivica A. Fox, Travis Tope, Joey King, Judd Hirsch and Brent Spiner.

Set to hit theaters June 24, 2016 (almost exactly 20 years after the original), Independence Day 2 is looking to begin production in May with a script most recently rewritten by Carter Blanchard (best known for the short-lived 2009 series “G vs E”). Previous drafts were done by Emmerich and Dean Devlin, and then by James Vanderbilt. 

The original Independence Day opened on July 3, 1996 and earned an impressive $817.4 million worldwide. Emmerich is also set to produce the sequel alongside Devlin and Harald Kloser.

Monroe, who also recently starred in Jason Reitman’s Labor Day, can be seen coming up in the Columbia Pictures sci-fi thriller The 5th Wave, set for release on the big screen January 15, 2016. There, Monroe stars opposite Liev Schreiber, Ron Livingston, Nick Robinson, Maggie Siff, Chloe Grace Moretz, Alex Roe and Zackary Arthur.

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