Danny Glover last played POTUS for Roland Emmerich in his disaster flick 2012 and now the director is looking to another prominent African-American actor to take the presidential seat for his action thriller White House Down. Variety reports that upcoming Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx has expressed interested in the role and talks are set to begin soon.
It was revealed last month that Channing Tatum will play the other lead in the film described in the vein of Die Hard and scripted by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man). He’d be a single father and Secret Service agent who is tasked to protect the president when baddies invade the White House with little chance of escape.
In roles found in films like Collateral, Jarhead and even last year’s Horrible Bosses, Foxx has proved he has both dramatic weight and comedic talents. If the trailer for Quentin Tarantino‘s spaghetti western is any indication, it’ll likely serve as a major career boost. While I’d prefer he take on something non-Emmerich, he could use a big-budget blockbuster bump after his previous tries haven’t been received well (including his last Sony film, Stealth).
Can you picture Foxx as a US president?
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