James Woods in talks for ‘White House Down’

Roland Emmerich to helm from James Vanderbilt script

James Woods is in early talks to join the cast of Sony’s “White House Down” starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx.

Roland Emmerich will helm from a script by “The Amazing Spiderman” scribe James Vanderbilt.

In the pic, Tatum plays a Secret Service agent who leaps into action to defend the president when a paramilitary group takes over the White House and holds everyone inside hostage. If a deal were to close, Woods would play the head of the presidential detail.

Vanderbilt and partners Bradley Fischer and Laeta Kalogridis will produce for Mythology Entertainment, while Emmerich, Larry Franco and Harald Kloser will also produce. Reid Carolin, Tatum’s producing partner at their Iron Horse Entertainment banner, will serve as an exec producer.

Production is set to start in August.

The Gersh-repped Woods was most recently seen in the Screen Gems pic “Straw Dogs.”

More Film

  • RYUICHI SAKAMOTO- async AT THE PARK

    Ryuichi Sakamoto, Genius Composer set as Asian Film Maker of the Year

    James Woods is in early talks to join the cast of Sony’s “White House Down” starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx. Roland Emmerich will helm from a script by “The Amazing Spiderman” scribe James Vanderbilt. In the pic, Tatum plays a Secret Service agent who leaps into action to defend the president when a paramilitary […]

  • Craig Zadan dead

    Craig Zadan, Prolific Stage, TV, and Film Producer, Dies at 69

    James Woods is in early talks to join the cast of Sony’s “White House Down” starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx. Roland Emmerich will helm from a script by “The Amazing Spiderman” scribe James Vanderbilt. In the pic, Tatum plays a Secret Service agent who leaps into action to defend the president when a paramilitary […]

  • Michael Pena

    Michael Pena Joins 'Dora the Explorer' Movie as Dora's Dad

    James Woods is in early talks to join the cast of Sony’s “White House Down” starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx. Roland Emmerich will helm from a script by “The Amazing Spiderman” scribe James Vanderbilt. In the pic, Tatum plays a Secret Service agent who leaps into action to defend the president when a paramilitary […]

  • Chris Cooper'Live By Night' film premiere,

    Chris Cooper Joins Tom Hanks in Mr. Rogers Film 'You Are My Friend' (EXCLUSIVE)

    James Woods is in early talks to join the cast of Sony’s “White House Down” starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx. Roland Emmerich will helm from a script by “The Amazing Spiderman” scribe James Vanderbilt. In the pic, Tatum plays a Secret Service agent who leaps into action to defend the president when a paramilitary […]

  • Kornél Mundruczó

    Sony Taps Kornél Mundruczó to Direct 'Inherit the Earth' (EXCLUSIVE)

    James Woods is in early talks to join the cast of Sony’s “White House Down” starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx. Roland Emmerich will helm from a script by “The Amazing Spiderman” scribe James Vanderbilt. In the pic, Tatum plays a Secret Service agent who leaps into action to defend the president when a paramilitary […]

  • Dennis Muren, senior visual effects supervisor

    ILM's Dennis Muren to Give Keynote at VIEW Conference

    James Woods is in early talks to join the cast of Sony’s “White House Down” starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx. Roland Emmerich will helm from a script by “The Amazing Spiderman” scribe James Vanderbilt. In the pic, Tatum plays a Secret Service agent who leaps into action to defend the president when a paramilitary […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content