Earlier last month, we told you about the new film trying to head into production later this year called White House Down. With Channing Tatum snapping back into his action roots, the film would see him trying to save the President of the United States. However, who exactly would hold the role of the most powerful man in the world? Well today, casting has been getting underway on the upcoming film, and now it seems Django is about to go from the poor house to the White House.
Variety reports that Jamie Foxx is currently in talks to possibly join White House Down a the President that Tatum is tasked with recovering. It’s said that director Roland Emmerich is eyeing the star for the role, and Foxx is equally interested as well. Official negotiations have yet to begin, but it’s said both Emmerich & Sony Pictures are both pursuing to reach a deal with Foxx.
The movie deals with Tatum playing a Secret Service agent having to save the president after a threat overcomes the White House and risking the life of the world’s most powerful man. It’s being described as Die Hard in the famous Washington D.C. building, and was scripted by writer James Vanderbilt.
No release date is set as of yet, and the project is on the fast track to possibly begin filming this fall. If so, it’s also possible that Sony could have a summer blockbuster on its hands. Interestingly enough, should the studio choose to release the film with a patriotic tie-in holiday Fourth of July, the action film would go up against a 3D re-release of Emmerich’s hit action blockbuster Independence Day.