Casting Net: Jessie Usher cast in 'Independence Day 2'
- Jessie Usher (Survivor’s Remorse) has been cast in Independence Day 2. Usher will play a central character, who is the son of Will Smith‘s character from the original film. Roland Emmerich will be returning to direct. The film is set for release on June 24, 2016, almost exactly 20 years from when the first film was released. [The Hollywood Reporter]
- Adam Scott and Toni Collette have joined the Christmas-themed horror movie Krampus. The film is about a family that is attacked by a Santa Claus-like ancient entity who punishes bad children. Scott will play the father, a workaholic and absent dad who has to step up for his family. Collette will play the mother, a woman who pretends everything is perfect with her family but will also have to dig deep to protect her family. Allison Tolman will play Collette’s sister-in-law, while Emjay Anthony is playing the son. The film is looking for a spring shoot in New Zealand. [The Hollywood Reporter]
- David Denman will be playing an elite sniper named Boon in Michael Bay‘s 13 Hours. The film is a political drama adapted from Mitchell Zuckoff’s book about the 2012 attack on an American compound in Libya, which left U.S. ambassador J. Christopher Stevens dead. The story centers on a special forces team that attempts to rescue him. John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Max Martini and Pablo Schreiber will also star. The movie will begin shooting in April in Malta and Morocco. [The Hollywood Reporter]