Sorry, Bill Pullman, You Aren't Our 'Independence Day' President Anymore

May 5, 2015

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Sorry, Bill Pullman, but it looks like NBC's short-lived 1600 Penn will be the final, abbreviated term of your made-up presidency. Though casting news about the Independence Day sequel has repeatedly referred to Bill Pullman's Thomas Whitmore as "President," turns out that's just been out of respect to our fake former leader. According to Deadline, director Roland Emmerich has actually pulled in his Day After Tomorrow actress Sela Ward to play the U.S. President in Independence Day 2--which makes sense, as Pullman would have been on something like his fifth pretend term by now. But goddammit if he didn't deserve it for pretend-shooting all those rubber aliens.

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