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Antoine Fuqua's 'Olympus Has Fallen' Acquired For USA Release By FilmDistrict

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by Courtney
October 26, 2012 8:37 PM
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FilmDistrict has acquired USA distribution rights to Antoine Fuqua's White House thriller Olympus Has Fallen, which stars Gerard Butler, Aaron EckhartMorgan Freeman and Angela Bassett.

FilmDistrict will release the film wide on April 5, 2013

In the film, Butler stars as an unlikely Secret Service agent trying to stop North Korean terrorists who have taken over the White House with plans to detonate a nuclear bomb.

Eckhart will play the U.S. President, while Bassett will play the head of the Secret Service. 

Robert Forster, Cole Hauser, Ashley Judd, Melissa Leo, Dylan McDermott, Radha Mitchell and Rick Yune round out the cast.

It's the second White-House-under-attack thriller that will be out next year; the other is Roland Emmerich's thriller White House Down, which stars Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum.

In the film, Tatum stars as a Secret Service agent who tries to save the president when the White House is attacked. Jamie Foxx plays the President of the USA.

Garcelle Beauvais, who co-starred with Jamie Foxx on his hit TV sitcome in the late 1990s (The Jamie Foxx Show), reunites with him here, playing his wife, the First Lady.

Lance ReddickMaggie Gyllenhaal, James WoodsRichard Jenkins and Joey King round out the cast for White House Down.

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4 Comments

  • robin | October 27, 2012 1:10 PMReply

    I read the "Olympus has Fallen" script! and I liked it. I'm happy for Angela B. and hope this movie is a success!

  • beanie | October 28, 2012 1:00 PM

    How did you get your hands on the script, Robin? And what was Angela's character like?

  • Mark & Darla | October 26, 2012 8:57 PMReply

    In the film, Butler stars as an unlikely Secret Service agent trying to stop North Korean terrorists who have taken over the White House with plans to detonate a nuclear bomb. This movie idea must have came out of a crackle jack box

  • Dizzle | October 27, 2012 1:37 AM

    Come. The idea must have come...The past participle of come is come. Come, came, come. I don't get why Americans don't know how to use past participle. Are you not taught this in school?

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