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Jamie Foxx Could Be U.S. President in Roland Emmerich's 'White House Down'

June 7, 2012 (6:59 am) GMT
Though he hasn't received a formal offer, the 'Django Unchained' actor is reportedly 'intrigued' to star opposite Channing Tatum in the action drama movie.

Hot on the heels of the release of "" first trailer, the film's leading actor is now reportedly circling a new movie project. Variety has broken the news that Foxx has been eyed by director Roland Emmerich to tackle the lead role in action drama "".

The "" actor is courted to star as the President of the United States. Though no formal offer has been made to the the Oscar-winning actor, it was reported that he is "intrigued" by the presidential role and his camp has "engaged" the filmmaker. Sony Pictures Entertainment hasn't made any comment on the casting report.

Described as " 'Die Hard' in the White House", the forthcoming film project revolves around a secret agent who is in charge to save the president when 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is occupied by paramilitary group. Being tapped to portray the secret agent is . James Vanderbilt, meanwhile, serves as the screenwriter.

"White House Down" is a rival project to Millennium Films' "White House Taken", which is scheduled to kick off filming before the Sony movie. The competitor pic is directed by Antoine Fuqua with tackling the lead role.

As for Foxx, the Texas-born thesp was last seen starring in raunchy comedy "". Aside from "Django Unchained", his next movie is "", an actioner which also stars .

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