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When the first trailer for White House Down arrived in March, we were disappointed, as it wasn't exactly what we had expected. The film has been described as "Die Hard in the White House" and has big action director Roland Emmerich behind the wheel, but the preview made the movie look like it takes itself far too seriously. When our own Katey Rich got to see some extended footage, however, she promised that the movie would have a lot more humor than what the first trailer presented. Thanks to this second theatrical trailer, via JoBlo, we now know exactly what she was talking about.
Star Channing Tatum showed that he has a knack for playing a funny hero with his performance in 21 Jump Street, and I have to say I enjoyed what we see from him here. The talking he does to himself before running into the library is very John McClane-esque and there looks to be some bubbling chemistry between Tatum and Jamie Foxx, who is playing the President of the United States.
Scripted by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man), White House Down follows a cop named John Cale (Tatum) as he travels with his daughter (Joey King) to the White Houes to apply for a job with the secret service. When a group of terrorists invade the house, however, Cale finds himself as the only one that can save the president (Foxx) and take down the bad guys. Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins, Jason Clarke, Jimmi Simpson and Rachelle Lefevre co-star in the movie, which will be in theaters June 28th.