Capitol Policeman John Cale (Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter and the country. White House Down was written by James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man, Zodiac).
It was produced by Bradley Fischer (Black Swan, Shutter Island), Harald Kloser (2012, The Day After Tomorrow), James Vanderbilt, Larry Franco (2012, Batman Begins), and Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Shutter Island), with co-producers Volker Engel (2012, Anonymous) and Marc Weigert (2012, Anonymous). Executive producers are Ute Emmerich (2012, The Day After Tomorrow), Channing Tatum, and Reid Carolin (10 Years, Magic Mike).