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‘Independence Day 2’ Adds Brent Spiner and Joey King

‘Independence Day 2’ Adds Brent Spiner and Joey King

Independence Day 2 director Roland Emmerich took to his Twitter page yesterday to confirm two more cast members for his sequel, Brent Spiner and Joey King. Brent Spiner is reprising his role from the original 1996 classic Independence Day as Dr. Brackish Okun, although it isn't known who Joey King may be playing. In the original, Dr. Okun was one of the scientists working on a secret government program that examined the aliens that crashed several years before the invasion in the movie.

Brent Spiner and Joey King join a cast that includes original Independence Day stars Jeff Goldblum (David Levinson) and Vivica A. Fox (Jasmine Dubrow), with Bill Pullman's Thomas Whitmore expected to reprise his role as well. New cast members include Jessie Usher, Liam Hemsworth, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Travis Tope. Will Smith will not reprise his role as pilot Stephen Hiller for the sequel.

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‘Twilight’, ‘Dark Knight’ Kids Set for ‘The Warren Files’

New Line and director James Wan have set Twilight and Dark Knight franchise youngsters Mackenzie Foy and Joey King to star in horror pic The Warren Files, playing members of the true-life Perron family.

The Perrons claimed they "lived among the dead" in the 1970s as spirits -- both friendly and sinister -- inhabited their Rhode Island farmhouse. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson are playing the investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston will portray the Perrons.

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Joey King Confirms Huge ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Plot Spoiler

We reported in December that actress Leilah De Meza was offered the young Talia al Ghul role, but her mother turned it down since Christopher Nolan wanted Leilah De Meza to go bald for the part.

There is still speculation that Marion Cotillard will become the adult Talia al Ghul, even after it was confirmed that she is playing Wayne Enterprises executive Miranda Tate.

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‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ Adds Joey King as China Girl

Joey King, the 11-year-old actress from Ramona and Beezus, has landed the coveted role of China Girl in Disney's Oz: The Great and Powerful.

Sam Raimi is directing the 3D fantasy pic, which is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz that finds the titular character arriving in the Land of Oz and being treated like a wizard by the colorful locals.

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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Adds Matthew Modine, Tom Conti, and Joey King

Yesterday we reported that the highly-anticipated superhero tale The Dark Knight Rises recently started production, although no new cast members were revealed. Today we have news that Matthew Modine, Tom Conti, and Joey King have joined the cast.

No details were given about which characters this new trio of actors will portray. Christian Bale reprises his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman, while Morgan Freeman is back as Lucius Fox, Gary Oldman is playing Commissioner Gordon, and Michael Caine plays the noble butler Alfred once again. Newcomers to the franchise include Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake.

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Olesya Rulin, Kristin Chenoweth Plan ‘A Family Weekend’

Olesya Rulin, Kristin Chenoweth, Joey King and Eddie Hassell have boarded the Ben Epps-directed comedy A Family Weekend, according to Variety.

Written by Matt K. Turner, A Family Weekend centers around a disgruntled teenager's attempts to get attention from her dysfunctional family.

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