Channing Tatum is getting ready to show off his action man skills, as he’s in talks to star in Sony’s action-thriller, White House Down, according to THR. Last month Roland Emmerich was in early talks to direct, and has now been confirmed to take the helm.
The story is described as Die Hard set in the White House, concentrating on a paramilitary takeover of the President’s official residence. Not too many other details about the script are known.
Sony is moving fast, as they only bought the script in March, but as it was the largest script sale this year, with James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man) getting $3 million for it, you can see why they’d want to ensure a speedy return on their investment. No production schedule was revealed, but it shouldn’t be too long before it’s shooting.