Roland Emmerich's White House Down Adds Jason Clarke

By Kelly West 2012-08-03 15:17:17discussion comments
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Fox had a solid series on its hands in the Shawn-Ryan-created cop drama The Chicago Code. Unfortunately, the 2011 Midseason show didn't earn the ratings it deserved, and it failed to receive a Season 2 order. On the bright side, Fox's loss was ABC's gain, as Ryan has since moved on to create Last Resort, which premieres on ABC this fall. And The Chicago Code star Jason Clarke was available to pursue feature roles, among which are parts in the upcoming John Hillcoat western drama Lawless, and Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby. It seems like Clarke is a little bit everywhere these days, and that's a good thing.

Deadline has reported that Clarke is joining the cast of Roland Emmerich's upcoming thriller White House Down, a film that will see Jamie Foxx as the president, and Channing Tatum a Secret Service agent tasked to protect him. Clarke may have been on the right side of the law in The Chicago Code, but it looks like he's the ringleader for the mercenaries who break into the White House in White House Down.

Prior to playing homicide detective Jarek Wysocki in The Chicago Code, Clarke's credits include Public Enemies, the TV series Brotherhood and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

If everything goes as planned, production will begin on White House Down in Montreal later this month. In addition to Tatum, Foxx and Clarke, the film stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and the recently cast Joey King.

It's probably also worth mentioning that White House Down is not to be confused with the other White House thriller in the works, the Antoine Fuqua-directed Olympus Has Fallen, which stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, Cole Hauser, Melissa Leo and Radha Mitchell.
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