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Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch join 'Independence Day 2' ensemble

By Karen Butler   |   April 18, 2015 at 2:44 PM
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LOS ANGELES, April 18 (UPI) -- Independence Day veterans Judd Hirsch and Bill Pullman have joined the cast of the alien-invasion blockbuster's upcoming sequel.

Director Roland Emmerich announced the news on Twitter Friday.

"It's official... we're thrilled to have the GREAT Judd Hirsch grace the set of #IndependenceDay once again!" Emmerich tweeted, followed by: "Today we celebrate our #IndependenceDay sequel. Welcome back, Bill Pullman."

Original cast members Vivica A. Fox, Jeff Goldblum and Brent Spiner have also signed on to reprise their roles in Independence Day 2, while Liam Hemsworth will play a new character.

Will Smith, the breakout star of the 1996 film, will not appear in the sequel, which is set for release in June 2016.



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Zachary Levi and Missy Peregrym are divorcing

By Karen Butler   |   April 18, 2015 at 10:17 AM
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LOS ANGELES, April 18 (UPI) -- Zachary Levi and Missy Peregrym have separated and plan to divorce.

The television stars were secretly married in Hawaii last June, but the relationship didn't work out and they separated in December, TMZ reported.

The Rookie Blue actress filed for divorce in Los Angeles last week. The documents state neither party wants spousal support and there is no community property.

Levi is best known for his work on the series Chuck. He will soon be seen in Heroes: Reborn.

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