Sony Pictures has moved the upcoming action-thriller White House Down up from November 1, 2013 to June 28, 2013. The project will be competing against Fox's comedy The Internship, and Universal's R.I.P.D. next June. It would be going up against Summit's Ender's Game if it would have stayed in the November 1 frame.
White House Down stars Channing Tatum as a Secret Service agent who must take action when a paramilitary group takes everyone in the White House hostage. Jamie Foxx stars as the President of the United States, alongside Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Joey King, Richard Jenkins, Jason Clarke, and Lance Reddick.
Roland Emmerich is directing from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt, which was acquired by Sony Pictures for $3 million earlier this year. No reason was given for the release date shift, although it is possible the studio may be trying to distance itself from another similar project, Millennium Entertainment's Olympus Has Fallen. That thriller stars Gerard Butler as a former Secret Service agent who springs into action to defend the President (Aaron Eckhart) against terrorists.