Jessie Usher has joined the cast of 'Independence Day 2'.

The 'Survivor's Remorse' actor will portray the son of Will Smith's character Captain Steven Hiller in the forthcoming blockbuster sequel, the Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Details of the plot have been kept under wraps, but as well as Will - whose involvement hasn't yet been confirmed - Jeff Goldblum is also expected to return to the franchise, while Liam Hemsworth has been cast in a major role.

Filming on the movie - which will see director Roland Emmerich will return to helm - is expected to begin in May.

The director will produce alongside Dean Devlin and Harald Kloser and Carter Blanchard has written the script.

Jeff, 64, previously admitted he is ''excited'' at the thought of reprising his role as David Levinson in the alien invasion adventure.

He previously said: ''They've talked to me about it, and I've talked to them about it and they're excited and I'm anxious and eager to see - I haven't read anything. I think they're trying to put it together.''

The film will open in US cinemas on June 24, 2016, and will make its debut across the pond on July 1, almost exactly 20 years from when the first movie was released on July 3, 1996.