'Independence Day 2' Adds Charlotte Gainsbourg to Its Cast [Updated]

Independence Day 2 casting update

[Update: Roland Emmerich has confirmed that Charlotte Gainsbourg is set.]


Roland Emmerich's Independence Day 2 is scheduled to open in theaters twenty years after its predecessor became a box office/pop cultural hit. back in 1996. Just for that reason alone, it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that the majority of the sequel's cast (or close enough to the majority) will be newcomers to the world of Independence Day.

Case in point: so far, Jeff Goldblum is the only actor confirmed to be reprising his role from Emmerich's previous alien invasion tentpole. Goldblum will share the screen in the new Independence Day installment alongside the youngsters Liam Hemsworth (the Hunger Games franchise) and Jessie Usher (Survivor's Remorse), in addition to an unexpected costar - award-winning Anglo-French thespian Charlotte Gainsbourg - according to the latest reports.

THR is reporting that Gainsbourg is in talks to join the Independence Day 2 cast, ahead of filming starting within the next few months. This would be Gainsbourg's first time in the pool of big-budget Hollywood tentpole fare. She's previously tended to stick with high-art fare, including multiple collaborations with filmmaker Lars von Trier (on such controversial films as Antichrist and Nymphomaniac), as well as movies that were directed by Michel Gondry (The Science of Sleep) and newbie Oscar-winner Alejandro González Iñárritu (21 Grams).

UPDATE: Emmerich has now confirmed that Gainsbourg is part of the Independence Day 2 cast, via Twitter:

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