With a leading cast headed up by Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, and Maggie Gyllenhaal, and director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day) at the helm, White House Down is promising to be one of the biggest action blockbusters of 2013.
Due out in the height of summer next year, the first set photos of Foxx as the President surfaced late last month, and now we’ve got our first images from the film, courtesy of the latest issue of EW, giving us our first low-res look at Foxx alongside Tatum and Gyllenhaal.
The film sees Tatum starring as John Cale, an aspiring Secret Service agent, wind up protecting the Commander-in-Chief (Foxx) when the White House is invaded by a paramilitary group.
In the images, Foxx talks to the magazine about his inspirations for the presidential role, citing not only the likes of Harrison Ford in Air Force One, but also President Obama:
“There will be moments in the movie – the speeches, stuff like that – where [Obama] will know we’re doing a nod to him… But hopefully he’ll understand that my character is definitely not him.”
Gyllenhaal stars as the Secret Service boss who interviews Tatum, and has a confidential connection to his past.
Emmerich is directing from a script by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man), with James Woods, Richard Jenkins, Jason Clarke, Jake Weber, Lance Reddick, and Joey King completing the cast nicely.
White House Down will be hitting US theatres on 28th June, 2013, before coming to the UK slightly later for a 6th September release. Whilst we await the first trailer, which is sure to feature plenty of action, here are the great first images from the film, which you can click to enlarge. With a bit of luck, we’ll have them for you in hi-res soon.