Bill Pullman as Lone Starr in 1987's Spaceballs

He played an idealistic, heroic president in Independence Day, but Bill Pullman will be a “dangerously clever convicted murderer who escapes his lifelong prison sentence on a technicality and quickly becomes a media sensation” when he joins the cast of “Torchwood,” according to The website also reports that Mekhi Pfifer will also join the cast as a CIA agent “with a lethal sense of humor.” The fourth season of Torchwood will air in 2011 on Starz.