With some release date news last week confirming Roland Emmerich has set his next film, things are moving fast, with casting heating up. The film is a titled White House Down and sees the Independence Day director returning the famous place he previously blew up. THR now reports that possibly the biggest star of 2012 (at least, in terms of of sheer quantity) may lead the thriller.
Coming off The Vow, Haywire and 21 Jump Street, Channing Tatum has entered talks to star in the film, described in the vein of Die Hard and scripted by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man). The actor play a single father and Secret Service agent who is taked to protect the president when baddies invade the White House with little chance of escape.
Tatum is pushing forward non-stop career-wise, with Magic Mike and G.I. Joe: Retaliation arriving on the same day this June, and then plans to star alongside Mila Kunis in the next sci-fi epic fomr the Wachowskis, Jupiter Ascending. With Emmerich’s last serious effort failing, Anonymous, I have to say I’m somewhat anticipating him returning to more action territory, especially with the proven Tatum.
Sony Pictures plans a summer production start for the film hitting theaters in November 2013.
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