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‘White House Down’ elects Lance Reddick

'Fringe' actor in talks for Sony action drama

TV veteran Lance Reddick (“Fringe”) is in negotiations to join the cast of Sony’s action drama “White House Down,” which Roland Emmerich is directing from a script by James Vanderbilt.

Channing Tatum stars as a Secret Service agent who leaps into action to defend the U.S. president when a paramilitary group storms the White House and takes everyone inside hostage.

Reddick will play Colonel Janowitz, who serves as the handle for the Speaker of the House (Richard Jenkins).

Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal co-star alongside James Woods and Joey King, the “Dark Knight Rises” thesp who is playing Tatum’s daughter.

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

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Reddick will soon be seen alongside Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal in “Won’t Back Down,” which 20th Century Fox and Walden Media will release in Sept. 28, the same night the final season of “Fringe” debuts. Thesp, who recently starred in Justin Lin’s YOMYOMF web series “The 117,” recently launched Christai Prods. with Steven Adams, who reps Reddick with Innovative Artists.

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