Maggie Gyllenhaal in Talks for ‘White House Down’
Casting for Roland Emmerich
's next action film, White House Down
, has heated up quick. Channing Tatum
became the first actor to sign
a few weeks back and just yesterday we learned that Jamie Foxx
has begun negotiations to play the president
. Today, Maggie Gyllenhaal
became the first lady to join the cast, no pun intended.
Gyllenhaal will not play Foxx's wife, but a Secret Service agent that The Hollywood Reporter
has learned is "an unwavering patriot." Tatum also plays a Secret Service agent who must stomp out a paramilitary invasion of the White House.
In order to meet the "Die Hard
in the White House" hype, all the film needs at this point is a strong villain. I keep thinking it's going to be Gary Oldman (something about presidents under siege), though he'll be busy with Robocop
Sony Pictures has scheduled White House Down
for release on November 1, 2013.