Jamie Foxx Channels President Barack Obama in 'White House Down' Photos

Roland Emmerich directs Channing Tatum this action-thriller about a Secret Service agent trying to stop an attack on the President.
Sony Pictures has released seven official photos from director Roland Emmerich's White House Down, which is shaping up to be one of the bigger summer blockbusters next year. Channing Tatum trades in his Magic Mike chaps for a gun in this action-thriller, where he plays a Secret Service agent trying to protect the President of the United States (Jamie Foxx) from a paramilitary takeover at the White House. Take a look at these photos, which also offer our first look at Maggie Gyllenhaal. It looks as though Jamie Foxx is channeling Barack Obama for his performance.

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White House Down was released June 28th, 2013 and stars Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Jason Clarke, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Richard Jenkins, James Woods, Rachelle Lefevre, Joey King. The film is directed by Roland Emmerich.



Sources: Sony Pictures

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Comments (11)

  1. skywise

    Is he actually playing BO? Or by channeling Obama do you just mean that he is a black man in the office of President?

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  2. Nicholaus XX

    @thedude-abides -- Great points.

    @therealGoku -- I'm mixed, and I'm baffled by this idea. Lol.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  3. The Real Goku

    WTF??? Lol I'm a black man and even I think Jamie foxx as Barack Obama is a HORRIBLE idea LMAOOOO

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  4. thedude-abides

    3 indicators as to why this film is going to suck:

    1. Channing Tatum
    2. Jamie Foxx channeling Obama
    3. production started less than a month ago and already looks to be about halfway finished, judging from the wide-ranging photos in the article

    Really the list ended at #1, but I wanted to make it even :P

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  5. Dark-White-Knight

    Looks nothing like Obama, they should have gone with will smith, still bad movie premise tho

    2 years agoby @Dark-White-KnightFlag

  6. Corey W.

    Uhhhh....no. Obama as a character in an action film? Please no. I hope he's just playing a black President too. It'd be awkward to watch if I had to think that was President Obama the entire time.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  7. the Narrator

    Olympus has Fallen looks to be a lot better, in my opinion. Has a far better title, a better suited director, an arguably better cast, etc. Regardless, Foxx mimicking anything Obama will only cheapen this film.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  8. justatadmatt

    I really hope there is no imitation going on here and he is simply playing a black president...otherwise, despite how talented foxx is, this could be a disaster.

    2 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

  9. Brandon S. Todd

    I'm not liking these screenshots very much. I'm more so looking forward to Olympus has Fallen with Morgan Freeman and Gerard Butler. I think it'll be a much better film and it basically has the same concept.

    2 years agoby @brandon-scott-toddFlag