'Independence Day 2' casting actors and extras

The feature film Independence Day 2 is now officially in pre-production, and the casting calls and auditions information is now available.

Electric Entertainment and Centropolis Entertainment is set to begin filming on Independence Day 2 on May 1, 2015 in New Mexico. Auditions are taking place in both Los Angeles and Albuquerque for starring and supporting roles. The film's extras and stand-ins will be cast in New Mexico. Crew members can submit resumes by email. All submission information for actors and crew members is posted below. Extras registration is also posted below.

Independence Day Forever takes place twenty years after USAF Captain Steven Hiller and satellite technician David Levinson flew a repaired alien attacker vessel into the mothership and introduced a computer virus, planted a nuclear missile on board, and ultimately allowed for the defeat of the alien invaders. But before the aliens were completely destroyed, they were able to send out a distress call that took 20 years to travel across the vast distance of space to the alien planet. Now, once again traveling through wormholes, the extraterrestrial invaders are back to launch a new second wave of attacks. Although earthlings have spent the last 20 years since the botched invasion using the alien tech for our own advancement, the extraterrestrial invaders are still far more advanced and much better prepared this time around.

Starring in Independence Day Forever is Jessie Usher playing the role of Captain Steven Hiller's step son Dylan Dubrow, who was a small boy in the first film (played by Ross Bagley, who was nominated for a Young Artist Award for the role). Jessie Usher is best known for his role as Cam Calloway on the Starz! television series Survivor's Remorse. Also starring in Independence Day Forever is People's Choice Awards winner Liam Hemsworth. The studio does not wish to release any details of his character at this time. The only other actors cast are Academy Award nominee Jeff Goldblum and Saturn Award nominee Bill Pullman, reprising their roles as David Levinson and Thomas Whitmore (obviously no longer president) respectively.

Saturn Award winner Roland Emmerich will direct Independence Day Forever from an original screenplay written by Carter Blanchard. Electric Entertainment President Dean Devlin will produce along with BMI Film & TV Awards winner Harald Kloser and Roland Emmerich. Roland Emmerich's sister Ute Emmerich will executive produce under the banner of their production company Centropolis Entertainment. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation will handle theatrical distribution, while DreamWorks Distribution will handle all media. Independence Day Forever is scheduled to be released in theaters on Jun 24, 2016. The original Independence Day film grossed over $817 million at the box office worldwide.

'Independence Day Forever' Casting Director Submission Information

All actors, extras, and crew members must be legally eligible to work in New Mexico and the United States. The 2015 New Mexico Actors Resource Guide eBook has the documents and information for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film productions in the State of New Mexico and the United States. The eBook is available for download here.

Headshots and resumes should be submitted to the following:

All Other Submissions:

Deanna Brigidi
Automatic Sweat
2656 S La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034


Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with a talent agent and wish to self-submit, I highly recommend that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

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The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. IF the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.


"Project Name"
"Role of _______"

Extras and Stand-Ins Casting

All types and ages are needed. Please register on the following page:

Independence Day 2 Extras Casting

(do not pay for the "active" account upgrades. It is not necessary to do this to be booked for work on this project).

Film Crew Members

Experienced film crew members can submit resumes to the following:


Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Independence Day Forever Production Office
5650 University Blvd. SE
Building C, First Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Electric Entertainment
940 N. Highland Avenue
Suite A
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Centropolis Entertainment
1445 N. Stanley Avenue
3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Executive Producer:

Ute Emmerich


Dean Devlin
Harald Kloser
Roland Emmerich

Line Producer:

Larry Franco

Production Manager:

Carsten Lorenz


Roland Emmerich


James Vanderbilt
Carter Blanchard


Liam Hemsworth - Actor
Jessie Usher – Dylan Dubrow
Jeff Goldblum – David Levinson
Bill Pullman - Thomas Whitmore


Independence Day Forever takes place 20 years after the first event, and centers on the return of the alien invaders.