The battle of the movies about bad guys taking over the White House continues apace, with Variety reporting that Richard Jenkins is in talks to star in Roland Emmerich’s White House Down, which should start shooting fairly soon (Antoine Fuqua’s rival Olympus Has Fallen, started filming last week).
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. Jamie Foxx, James Woods and Maggie Gyllenhaal also star.
Jenkins is in talks to play the Speaker Of The House of Congress, the man who’s next in line for the Presidency if both the President and Vice President can’t fulfill their duties. There’s a good chance therefore that Jenkins may be somehow involved in the hostage situation.