Sony only bought the screenplay for White House Down a couple of months ago, but they’ve already attached Roland Emmerich to direct and are moving fast to get the film in cinemas as quickly as possible. Now they’re starting to cast the movie, with Variety reporting that Jamie Foxx is being eyed to play the president in the film.
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, except that Channing Tatum is set to play a Secret Service agent who leaps into action to protect the Commander In Chief.
Foxx is yet to receive an offer for the movie, but Emmerich is very keen on him and it’s thought the actor is open to the movie.