Today's Hot Trailer: White House Down Starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx
03.27.13 by Ryan
Now that the action movie Olympus Has Fallen, has opened (in second place, we'll note), promotion has begun on the next "Die Hard in the White House" movie, namely Columbia's White House Down. This time, the actor playing the secret service agent who must protect the President from a terrorist or paramilitary group won't be Gerard Butler but Channing Tatum, who is on a roll after having three hits last year: The Vow, 21 Jump Street and Magic Mike.
In fact, the marketing for White House Down heavily features Tatum, who is the lone actor on the movie's poster, however, the movie's first trailer also features Jamie Foxx, who plays the President. Starting with a quote from President Abraham Lincoln, the trailer reveals that the "common man put into an impossible situation" scenario that begged the "Die Hard in the White House" synopsis is even more at work here than Olympus Has Fallen. In fact, Tatum is not even a secret service agent, but a man who doesn't get the secret service job and is caught in a tour of the building with his daughter when the takeover happens.
White House Down was directed by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, 2012) and co-stars Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Dark Knight Rises) and Jason Clarke (Lawless).