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Channing Tatum in Talks for ‘White House Down’

Channing Tatum could be trading in his old address at 21 Jump Street for 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The 32-year-old is currently in talks with Sony Pictures to star in White House Down, the next action film from Independence Day and 2012 director Roland Emmerich, who signed on last month.

It's unclear what role Tatum is in the process of negotiating for, but given the "Die Hard in the White House" synopsis that's been circulating in regards to the premise, it's easy to see him as the lead defending the oval office from invasion by a paramilitary force. James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man, Zodiac) wrote the script.

The buzz behind White House Down started early when Sony paid $3 million for the spec script. It was another notch in Vanderbilt's belt, as he's been racking up quite the profile, with remakes of both Total Recall and Robocop, as well as a sequel to the upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot.

As Deadline points out, you can get a Tatum fix to hold you over next month, when his next two starring vehicles in Magic Mike and G.I. Joe: Retaliation premiere.


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