Fringe star Lance Reddick is in negotiations to star in White House Down for Sony Pictures and director Roland Emmerich.

The actor will portray Colonel Janowitz, the handler for the Speaker of the House (Richard Jenkins). Channing Tatum stars as a Secret Service agent who takes action when a paramilitary group seizes control of the White House. Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Joey King, and Jason Clarke also star.

Roland Emmerich is directing from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man). We first reported on this project back in March, when Sony paid a whopping $3 million for the spec screenplay, the biggest script sale to date this year.

It isn't known when production will begin on this action-thriller as of yet.