The president is in trouble in two coming movies

By Adam Markovitz
Updated January 11, 2013 at 05:00 AM EST

The executive mansion comes under attack twice in 2013: first in the Gerard Butler–Aaron Eckhart pic Olympus Has Fallen (March 22) and then in the Channing Tatum–Jamie Foxx thriller White House Down (June 28). Both put the president (Eckhart or Foxx) in peril in his home with a lone gun (Butler or Tatum) trying to save him. ”The White House is the ultimate place to be trapped,” says WHD writer-producer James Vanderbilt. ”In terms of the other project, this stuff happens. We’re just going to make the best of our version we can.”