Date: 4th March 2015

Liam Hemsworth joins Independence Day 2.

Liam Hemsworth and Jessie Usher have joined the cast of 20th Century Fox's upcoming Independence Day sequel.

Director Roland Emmerich confirmed the pair's participation on Facebook, as well as the return of Jeff Goldblum.

Usher - who currently appears in Starz series Survivor's Remorse - will play the son of Will Smith's character Captain Steven Hiller.

"My producing partner Harald Kloser noticed Jessie in between sets of push-ups at the gym and gave him an audition," Emmerich explained.

Hemsworth is rumoured to be playing the male lead in the film, although his exact character remains unknown.

Goldblum previously revealed that he has been approached to reprise his role as computer expert David Levinson, who helped repel an alien invasion in the 1996 original movie.

Smith's involvement in Independence Day 2 had been the subject of speculation for years, although the latest reports suggest that he will not return.

Independence Day 2 is slated for release on June 24, 2016.

Source: Press Release