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Jamie Foxx Up For 'White House Down' With Channing Tatum

by Kevin Jagernauth
June 6, 2012 7:09 PM
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There's probably a really clever joke to be made about going from a freed slave in "Django Unchained" to becoming President in "White House Down" but we're tired and we'll let you figure out that one for yourselves. But yes, Jamie Foxx is going to become the leader of the free world, if everything goes according to plan.

While nothing is official yet, and negotiations haven't even started, Variety is reporting that Foxx's reps and Roland Emmerich are looking to lock the actor down for the action pic. Sony are moving fast on the movie after shelling out $3 million on the script by James Vanderbilt ("The Amazing Spider-Man," "Zodiac"). Said to be a cross between "Die Hard" and "Air Force One," the movie will find the already cast Channing Tatum playing a single dad and Secret Service agent who has to strip to make ends meet....sorry wrong movie. He has to save and defend the President (Foxx) when the White House comes under a paramilitary attack. That's right: Channing Tatum is going to save Jamie Foxx. Wrap your head around that one.

This one is moving fast, not only to beat the rival project at Relativity starring Gerard Butler, but also because this fall Tatum heads over to Warner Bros. to make "Jupiter Ascending" with The Wachowskis. We'll see if Foxx signs on the dotted line, but Tatum and Foxx kicking ass? Yeah, we'd watch that.

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  • Ryan | June 7, 2012 5:36 PMReply

    There was a script floating around a couple of years ago called PRESIDENT'S DAY that sounded 100x better than this.

    This sounds dull. Let's all admit: Tatum is nice to look at, but doesn't have the chops to deserve to stand next to Foxx, much less Morgan Freeman.

    I'm sure I'll watch it, but frankly, I'd much prefer the "inner city Los Angeles" version that I remember reading in PRESIDENTS DAY, rather than a "paramilitary attack on the white house."

  • Chris | June 7, 2012 6:57 PM

    I actually wrote PRESIDENT'S DAY. Reading this article made me cry (and throw up a little bit in the back of my mouth)! Glad you thought my concept was better, I wish it could have moved up the pipeline instead. Hey, maybe we can get 3 movies about the Prez in peril going and let them bitch slap fight each other out!!

  • ben | June 6, 2012 10:40 PMReply

    Wait so, if Tatum is shooting Jupiter Ascending this fall, is Foxcatcher shooting early next year?

  • Chase | June 6, 2012 9:09 PMReply

    If there is to be a black man as President, it can only be Morgan Freeman. How epic would it be if he was president again? Let's 1998 this bitch.

  • KT | June 6, 2012 9:58 PM

    This tbh.

  • ray | June 6, 2012 7:16 PMReply

    Interesting. I'l watch it

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