14 May 2012 4:16 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Channing Tatum is in talks to star in Roland Emmerich’s latest action flick, “White House Down,” an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. Sony acquired James Vanderbilt’s spec script earlier this year for $3 million and then signed up director Emmerich, known for disaster films like “Independence Day” and "2012." This film is advertised as “Die Hard” in the White House, so explosive catastrophe can’t be too far away. A Sony spokesman declined to comment on the casting. Tatum has been mixing up genres of late, starring in the Sony comedy “21 »

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