Today’s cast additions include two White House themed pictures for the price of one:
- James Woods (Casino) is in early negotiations to join Roland Emmerich’s White House Down, starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx.
- Chris Cooper (American Beauty) is in talks to board the John Wells‘ adaptation of August: Osage County, with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.
- Cole Hauser (Good Will Hunting) has joined the Antoine Fuqua actioner, Olympus Has Fallen, opposite Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart.
Hit the jump for more details on each picture.
Variety reports that Woods is in early talks to play the head of the presidential detail in Sony’s White House Down. The picture stars Tatum as a Secret Service agent who defends the President when a paramilitary group takes over the White House. The picture, from scribe James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man) is set to begin production in August.
In other White House news, Heat Vision has Hauser joining Olympus Has Fallen as a Secret Service agent alongside Butler. The agents must protect the President (Eckhart) when Korean terrorists take over the Oval Office. Hauser recently wrapped on the Bruce Willis picture, A Good Day to Die Hard.
Finally, Variety reports that Cooper may join the Weinsten Co’s August: Osage County. The film is an adaptation of the Tracy Letts play penned by Letts herself. The picture centers on the Westons, a family who must overcome their differences when their alcoholic father goes missing. Cooper is in talks to star as Streep’s brother-in-law. August: Osage County would reunite Cooper with director Wells, who previously worked together in Company Men.