Maggie Gyllenhaal Laying Her Life on the Line in ‘White House Down’

Just last night, we heard that Jamie Foxx will likely take on the role of the President of the United States in Independence Day director Roland Emmerich’s White House Down. The film, described as “Die Hard in the White House,” stars Channing Tatum as a single father Secret Service agent tasked with protecting the president when bad guys initiate a hostile takeover of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Now it looks like Tatum will be getting some help from the fairer sex, since Variety reports The Dark Knight star Maggie Gyllenhaal is enlisting as a fellow agent, securing the female lead in the movie. More below! Aside from the aforementioned Batman film, Gyllenhaal hasn’t been featured in many big action dramas, so it will be interesting to see her suit up and get some true action experience under her belt. She’s better known for her quiet but strong performances, so she should provide …

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