Channing Tatum is leading the pack of rising stars making their mark in Hollywood. The young star showed his acting range with his hit comedy 21 Jump Street and The Vow, a romantic film that exceeded expectations at the box office.
Now Tatum is rubbing shoulders with producers as they court the young actor to star in Roland Emmerich’s White House Down. Sony Pictures coughed up $3 million for the James Vanderbilt scripted action drama.
Not much is known yet about the story except this: according to Deadline, “It’s much like a Die Hard in the White House scenario, focusing on a paramilitary takeover of the White House. Tatum will play a Secret Service agent that defends the White House from the oncoming assault.”
Vanderbilt scored big with this script and Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man, which he also wrote. He is now working on the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man.
Director Emmerich will be producing with his partner Harald Kloser, with joint efforts from Mythology Entertainment’s Bradley Fischer, Vanderbilt, and Laeta Kalogridis.
Tatum will also be starring in Magic Mike and the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation.