We haven’t seen James Woods too much on the big screen lately, but now he has entered into early negotiations for a role in Sony’s White House Down for director Roland Emmerich, according to Variety.
The movie is about a young Secret Service agent (Channing Tatum) who gets put to the ultimate test when a paramilitary group invades the White House and takes everyone hostage. If a deal is finalised, Woods will play the head of the President’s protection detail. But as this is James Woods, what’s the betting he’s secretly a bad guy? Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal also star.
Roland Emmerich is directing from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt, which was acquired by Sony for a whopping $3 million back in March. Shooting is scheduled to begin next month.