Hot off her turn in “The Dark Knight Rises,” young thesp Joey King has been tapped to play Channing Tatum’s daughter in Sony’s action drama “White House Down.”
Roland Emmerich is directing the James Vanderbilt-scripted pic, which finds the White House under siege by a paramilitary group that holds everyone inside hostage.
Tatum stars as a Secret Service agent who leaps into action to defend the U.S. president, who will be played by Jamie Foxx. Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Woods will co-star as high-ranking Secret Service agents, while Richard Jenkins will play the Speaker of the House.
King will play Tatum’s precocious daughter who he brings to the White House on his first day of work hoping to rebuild the bond that has broken between them. She ends up being taken captive during the siege, giving her dad one more hostage to worry about.
Vanderbilt and partners Bradley Fischer and Laeta Kalogridis will produce for Mythology Entertainment, while Emmerich and Harald Kloser will also produce. Reid Carolin, Tatum’s producing partner at their Iron Horse Entertainment banner, will serve as an exec producer.
In addition to a key role in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises,” King recently wrapped the role of China Girl in Sam Raimi’s Disney pic “Oz the Great and Powerful.” Thesp previously starred in “Ramona and Beezus” and will soon be seen in James Wan’s New Line pic “The Warren Files.” She’s repped by Coast to Coast, Industry Entertainment and attorney Howard Fishman.