Mae Whitman’s ‘Independence Day 2′ Role Recast, Anna Kendrick Isn’t Having It
Movie fans are buzzing about Independence Day's upcoming sequel, but Anna Kendrick is not happy about a certain re-casting choice.
Mae Whitman was seven years old when she originated the role of the president's daughter, but the Hollywood Reporter claims It Follows star Maika Monroe will play Patricia Whitmore. Anna voiced her dissent on Twitter, writing, "What the actual f---? @maebirdwing is talented as hell, and JUST proved she can carry a film. Smh."
The Pitch Perfect star makes a valid point. After all, Mae went on to appear in Arrested Development, Parenthood and (our pre-teen favorite) State of Grace. Additionally, she just starred in The Duff, and her extensive voice-over work proves that she's got talent for days.
Mae sounded sad when she responded to the news on Twitter, including a frowny face in her response. Maybe it's because the love interest of the president's daughter will reportedly be played by Liam Hemsworth?
It sounds like the casting decision wasn't a hasty one either. According to the Hollywood Reporter, auditions for the role of Patricia in Independence Day 2 last several rounds, and Monroe beat out other actresses such as Lucy Boynton, Merritt Patterson, Gabriella Wilde and Britt Robertson.
Bill Pullman, who played President Whitmore in the first film, has signed on for the sequel. Other returning stars include Vivica A. Fox, Judd Hirsch and Brent Spiner. Independence Day 2 is expected to hit theaters in 2016.
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