The Dark Knight Rises actor is set to portray the US President in Olympus Has Fallen, reports Variety.
The movie, however, is listed as White House Taken on IMDB.
Eckhart will join the previously-announced Gerard Butler, with Training Day's Antoine Fuqua serving as director.
The project is about a former Secret Service agent who has to prevent terrorists from attacking the White House.
Eckhart will also be seen in the film adaptation of the graphic novel I, Frankenstein, which he said won't be "dumbed down".
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