Sela Ward will play Independence Day 2 President Landford.

Sela Ward Elected as the Independence Day 2 President

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.

Ward, who won a Golden Globe for her performance in series “Once and Again,” most recently starred in David Fincher’s Gone Girl at 20th Century Fox.

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