Channing Tatum Ready to Protect the President in 'White House Down'

May 14, 2012
Source: THR

Channing Tatum

I'll confess to being a bandwagon fan of Channing Tatum. He held his own along with a terrific A-list cast in Steven Soderbergh's spy flick Haywire, but I think we all saw a glimpse at his full potential in Sony's hilarious 21 Jump Street from earlier this year. Now, Tatum is looking to get back into action hero mode, as THR reports the actor is in talks to star in Roland Emmerich's presidential actioner White House Down. He'll play a skilled Secret Service agent and single dad in the vein of John McClane who is thrust into action to save the President during a rogue paramilitary takeover in our nation's capitol. More below!

Tatum has handled action roles before in the G.I. Joe series, but I'm really hoping that Emmerich's bombastic style brings out the best in him as an on-screen action hero. His performances have oftentimes been bland and boring, but as Jump Street showed, give him a chance to show a little personality and audiences will respond. Not much more is known about White House Down yet, aside from the fact that it's one of two competing projects with a similar theme, the other being Antoine Fuqua's Olympus Has Fallen with Gerard Butler attached as the lead. This one seems to be moving quickly, though, as Sony snatched up James Vanderbilt's script for $3 million (big money) and shooting is set to start this summer. Cool?

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I want to see him in Jupiter ascending.

lalapoop on May 14, 2012


Best choise / Awesome movie But in one condition : emmerich promised independence day 2 & 3 back to back but he dispromised and go on for white house, doesnt matter but he must make those two after this until he stand on his promise. This guys fucked their promise too: Cristopher gangs : silent hill 2 Fransis Lawrence : constantine2/ I am legend prequel Steven spilberg : jurasic park 4 Dany Boyle : 28 month later James Cameron : battle angel Justin Lin: terminator 5 David slade : last voyage of Demeter Alex proyass : paradise lost Ridley Scott : tripoli Robert Rodriguez : sin city 2&3 Mel Gibson : Vikkings Pixar : incredibles 2 Jun de bunt & Bill paxton : Twister 2 Bong goo hoo : Host 2 And I hate hate hate dispromising for any cause ( I know some was in force or now working on project)

Ehsan Davodi on May 15, 2012


are you serious? boo freaking hoo!

Maverick Pete on May 15, 2012


Yeah I'm so fucking serious I wait until that movies made with other talented guys, this guys had dispromising and I didnt forgot it

Ehsan Davodi on May 16, 2012


He was good in Haywire...a little bland in everything else, but haven't seen 21 Jump Street yet

hawk99 on May 15, 2012


He needs a paper hat!

Jimmy Love on May 15, 2012


21 Jump Street was by far the funniest movie to come out this year (or in awhile for that matter) Channing Tatum has come a long way since 'She's the man' or 'Step-Up' 

Ashley Sargiotto on May 15, 2012


Is White House Down going to be a sequel to Black Hawk Down? 

Nick on May 16, 2012


21 Jump Street is hilarious!!! He did great in that! I loved him in A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints! Great movie! I need to watch Haywire looks good.

Crazy Legs on May 18, 2012

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