Looks like the sequel to 20th Century Fox
's "Independence Day" will have to find a new actor to lead the charge: Sources tell Variety
that Will Smith
will not be in "Independence Day 2
is still attached to direct, with Dean Devlin set to produce. James Vanderbilt penned the script.
Sources previously said that even if Smith passes on the project, there's a plan on how to do the film without him.
The pic bows July 4, 2016.
Smith, who is repped by CAA and Overbrook Entertainment, can be seen next in Warner Bros.
' "Focus." Deadline Hollywood was first to report the news.
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