It Follows is one of the best horror films we've seen in some time. Moody, atmospheric and innovative, it also featured a great lead performance from Maika Monroe, who was hot off the very fun comedy/thriller The Guest.

Now Monroe finds herself in blockbuster territory, with the news that she'll join the sequel to Independence Day as the female lead. Liam Hemsworth, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jessie Usher are the other newbies, while Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman and Judd Hirsch will all return as will helmer, Roland Emmerich.

The Guest is very much a cult favourite, while It Follows is one of the breakout indie hits of the year so far at the American box-office.

Expect big things from Monroe.