White House Down
|White House Down|
|Directed by||Roland Emmerich|
|Produced by||Bradley J. Fischer
|Written by||James Vanderbilt|
|Music by||Harald Kloser
|Editing by||Adam Wolfe|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Running time||137 min|
White House Down is an upcoming American action-thriller film directed by Roland Emmerich about an assault on the White House by a paramilitary group. The film's screenplay is by James Vanderbilt and stars Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The film will be released on June 28, 2013.
When a paramilitary group led by Stenz (Jason Clarke) take over the White House, US Capitol Police officer John Cale (Channing Tatum), a rejected applicant to the Secret Service, must rescue the President of the United States James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx) while trying to keep his daughter Emily (Joey King) out of danger.
- Channing Tatum as John Cale, a Capital Police Officer 
- Jamie Foxx as James Sawyer, the President of United States
- Maggie Gyllenhaal as Carol Finnerty, a Secret Service agent
- Jason Clarke as Emil Stenz, the leader of the mercenaries that invade the White House
- Richard Jenkins as Eli Raphelson, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
- James Woods as Martin Walker, the head of the presidential detail
- Garcelle Beauvais as the First Lady of the United States
- Lance Reddick as Colonel Janowitz
- Joey King as Emily Cale, the daughter of John Cale
- Rachelle Lefevre as Melanie, the ex-wife of John Cale
- Michael Murphy as Vice President Alvin Hammond
- Nicolas Wright as Donnie Donaldson, White House Tour Guide
White House Down is directed by Roland Emmerich based on a screenplay by James Vanderbilt, who is also one of the film's producers. Sony Pictures purchased Vanderbilt's spec script in March 2012 for $3 million, in what The Hollywood Reporter called "one of the biggest spec sales in quite a while". The journal said the script was similar "tonally and thematically" to the films Die Hard and Air Force One. In the following April, Sony hired Roland Emmerich as director. Emmerich began filming in July 2012 at the La Cité Du Cinéma in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
White House Down is scheduled to be released on June 28, 2013. It was originally scheduled to be released on November 2, 2013. Director Emmerich has expressed hope that the film will receive a PG-13 rating from the MPAA, which he mentioned in contrast to the R rating given to Olympus Has Fallen (he also noted that while the other film's villains are North Koreans, the antagonists in WHD are domestic terrorists).
See also 
- Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
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