White House Down is a 2013 American thriller film directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Channing Tatum. The film will be released on June 28, 2013.
Channing Tatum stars as a United States Secret Service agent who must rescue the President of the United States (Jamie Foxx) from a paramilitary group that has taken over the White House.
White House Down is directed by Roland Emmerich based on a screenplay by James Vanderbilt, who is also one of the film's producers. Sony Pictures purchased Vanderbilt's spec script in March 2012 for $3 million, in what The Hollywood Reporter called "one of the biggest spec sales in quite a while". The journal said the script was similar "tonally and thematically" to the films Die Hard and Air Force One. In the following April, Sony hired Roland Emmerich as director. Emmerich began filming in August 2012 at the La Cité Du Cinéma in Montreal, Canada.
In 2012, Sony Pictures competed with Millennium Films, who was producing Olympus Has Fallen (also about a takeover of the White House) to complete casting and to begin filming.
White House Down is scheduled to be released on June 28, 2013. It was originally scheduled to be released on November 2, 2013.
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