Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal are in negotiations to join the terrorists-take-over-the-White House action flick White House Down. Foxx is up for the role of James Sawyer, the Obama-esque President of the United States, the target of the terrorists attack. Gyllenhall will be playing Agent Carol Finnerty, the head of the President’s Secret Service detail.
Currently, Channing Tatum is set to play John Cale, the Secret Service agent in the White House when it comes under attack.
Both Foxx and Gyllenhaal are both solid actors, certainly higher on the scale than I would put lead Tatum. And having read James Vanderbilt’s initial screenplay draft for this project, they are really good choices. Now let’s see who director Roland Emmerich is going to cast for some of the supporting characters and villains.