According to The Montreal Gazette, Roland Emmerich has just arrived in Montreal to begin doing pre-production work on White House Down.
The movie (not to be confused with Olympus Has Fallen, starring Gerard Butler, which also went by White House Down at one point) focuses on a secret service agent who is tasked with saving the life of the U.S. President after the White House is overtaken by a paramilitary group.
White House Down is expected to begin filming at Mel’s Cite du Cinema studios on August 7. From what we’ve heard some of the cast, which includes Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Woods, will begin arriving in Montreal for rehearsals tomorrow (8/2).
In addition to White House Down, shooting will begin on Red 2 in Montreal in September for a few months before moving to London later this year.
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