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Roland Emmerich: Filming White House was a challenge

Roland Emmerich: Filming White House was a challenge

Jun 27 2013, 12:18am CDT | by

'White House Down' director Roland Emmerich found it a challenge to shoot in one location. The new action thriller - which stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx - takes place entirely in the United...

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Roland Emmerich: Filming White House was a challenge

Jun 27 2013, 12:18am CDT | by

'White House Down' director Roland Emmerich found it a challenge to shoot in one location.

The new action thriller - which stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx - takes place entirely in the United States president's home and the filmmaker admits it was a tough task to make a film in just one setting.

He said: ''It all takes place in one spot, you know - one house. It's a very big house but still, it's one house. You have to be much more aware of where are which rooms? Is this logical that it would be there? That was quite a challenge.''

To prepare for the film, the director decided to take a tour of the White House - which is currently occupied by US president Barack Obama and his family - in Washington, DC, and was amazed by just how many guards patrol its hallowed halls.

He told Collider.com: ''I looked very carefully how many Secret Service agents stand around. It's just incredible how much personnel is needed to guard this house. You try to find out the exact numbers, but nobody will ever give it to you.''

'White House Down' sees Tatum star as a rejected Secret Service applicant who finds himself trying to save the president (played by Foxx) as gunmen storm the White House.

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First Pics Of Will Smith In Focus

Oct 9 2014 5:18am CDT | Source: Empire Online

Margot Robbie co-stars in crime caperAt the moment it sounds like we won't be seeing him in Roland Emmerich's developing Independence Day sequel. But for those with a Will Smith craving there's always Focus, a romantic crime caper co-starring The Wolf Of Wall Street's Empire Award winning Margot Robbie. Filming took place this time last year and the first stills have just arrived online, courtesy of USA Today.{First Focus Stills}Smith plays a con artist getting romantical ...
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Movie News: First Look at Mark Wahlberg As 'The Gambler;' Nicole Kidman in 'Before I Go to Sleep' Trailer

Oct 8 2014 8:22am CDT | Source: movies.com

The Gambler: The first photos from The Gambler reveal Mark Wahlberg in various stages of a dangerous addiction. The actor, who stars as a gambling-obsessed college professor, lost some 60 pounds for the role, but the high-school dropout says the greater challenge was "being believable as a teacher." (Wahlberg recently completed high school online and finally received a diploma.) Brie Larson and Je ...
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6 weeks ago

TV News Wrap Up: Keanu Reeves Sci-Fi Series, CBS Stephen King Pilot & More

Sep 15 2014 8:47pm CDT | Source: Screen Rant

This Week in TV: Keanu Reeves and director Roland Emmerich team for a sci-fi series called New Angeles; CBS orders a pilot for the Stephen King adaptation The Things They Left Behind; TNT begins development on a Shooter adaptation; Penny Dreadful season 2 casts Patti LuPone as a guest star; and The Simpsons reveals an upcoming crossover episode will feature the old version of the Simpsons from The Tracey Ullman Show. - Slingshot Global Media announced it is developing a sci-fi series, ...
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Roland Emmerich and Keanu Reeves Team Up for ‘New Angeles’

Sep 9 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

Roland Emmerich is known for making action-packed popcorn flicks, the bigger the better. But one of his next projects will see him going small. He’s set to direct New Angeles, a sci-fi TV series about a bored guy who escapes into a virtual reality world. If that sounds a bit like The Matrix, this next fact will make the resemblance feel even stronger: Keanu Reeves is also on board. Hit the jump to learn all about New Angeles. According to Deadline, Emmerich is set to hel ...
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