We’ve reached another potential milestone in the year of Channing Tatum. Having already punched faces in “Haywire” and melted hearts in “The Vow,” he’s set to punch more faces in “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and melt more… somethings in “Magic Mike” in just a few weeks. Now, add another upcoming credit to the pile — one that’s more on the face-punching side, with a little heart-melting thrown in for good measure.
The “21 Jump Street” star (oh yeah, don’t forget about that one too!) is reportedly in negotiations to star in “White House Down,” Columbia’s high priority action thriller being directed by the master of doomsday-scale filmmaking, Roland Emmerich.
Tatum would star in the “Die Hard”-styled action pic as a secret service agent and single father who is trapped inside of the White House when it’s taken over by paramilitary forces. It’s up to Tatum’s agent to save the President and save the day. Nothing Chan-man can’t handle, I don’t think.
“White House Down” is said to be on the fast track with another similarly premised film, “Olympus Has Fallen,” nipping at its heels. With Tatum in the lead and with Emmerich behind the wheel, something tells me it won’t be long before we hear a whole lot more on this one.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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