With the fast approaching presidential election, the actual oval office isn’t the only thing in the news. Next to Antoine Fuqua’s competing presidential actioner Olympus Has Fallen, White House Down, a thriller about a secret service agent faced with protecting the president when the White House is invaded by a paramilitary group. While it’s unsure whether America’s next vice-president will be Paul Ryan or Joe Biden, it has been confirmed that Michael Murphy has been elected to play the role of vice-president Alvin Hammond in the film. Rest assured, Murphy has plenty of experience for the role as he has played political figures in more than a few movie and television shows.
Murphy will also be accompanied by Garcelle Beauvais in this film, who will reunite with Jaime Foxx, co-star in the 90’s sitcom The Jaime Foxx Show. In White House Down, Foxx has been cast as the president and Beauvais will play his first lady. Other big stars in the film include Channing Tatum, who will play a secret service agent, as well as Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke. The film is directed by Roland Emmerich. [THR/Deadline]
In other casting news, Dawn Oliveri, best known for her role in Showtime’s House of Lies, will star in Catherine Hardwicke’s upcoming film, Plush. The film is an erotic thriller about a rock star (played by Emily Browning) who learns to cope with the loss of her brother through an affair with a guitarist whom she soon learns has a very dark past. Oliveri will play the band manager in the film. [THR]
Finally, Jonathan Daniel Brown, who starred in the recent flick Project X, has been cast for the horror comedy film, Milo. The New Artist’s Alliance film, on which Jacob Vaughan is making his directorial debut, focuses on a man who learns, to his horror, that the extreme pain in his stomach is not indigestion, but a demon living inside of him. When the man gives the demon permission to come out, he names it Milo, and attempts to reclaim his life. Brown will act alongside Ken Marino, Gillian Jacobs, and Peter Stormare in the film, and will play an intern who works for Marino. [THR]
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