Casting continues on Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day 2 and this time it’s the announcement that Vivica A. Fox, who played Jasmine Dubrow in the 1996 original, will return for the June 24, 2016 sequel. You can check out Emmerich’s tweet below!
Fox joins a cast that includes Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher and Charlotte Gainsbourg. It is believed that Bill Pullman will be returning in some capacity as well, but the actor’s involvement has not yet been confirmed.
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.
Exciting news… just officially closed @MsVivicaFox for #IndependenceDay! Here’s the pic! pic.twitter.com/hXVjnqOFaD
— Roland Emmerich (@rolandemmerich) March 24, 2015
It’s official that I’ll b back 4 #IndependenceDay2 sequel playing #Jasmine #LegitimateCareer #NextLevel #Blessed😉 pic.twitter.com/2Ajj4XQ3aa
— Vivica A. Fox (@MsVivicaFox) March 24, 2015