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Angela Bassett Joins 'Olympus Has Fallen'; Ron Livingston Is 'The Pretty One'; David Tennant & Emily Watson To Star In 'The Politician's Husband' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 25, 2012 9:11 PM
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Angela Bassett is the latest to join "Olympus Has Fallen," Millenium Entertainment's rival to Sony's "White House Down." Set to be directed by Antoine Fuqua, the premise is pretty much the same: White House + terrorists/bad guys = hero saves the day. In this case, it's Gerard Butler with Aaron Eckhart along for the ride as POTUS. Basset will play Secret Service director Lynne Jacobs.

Review: 'Green Lantern' Is A Tale Of Good Versus Evil For Dummies

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 15, 2011 2:16 AM
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Why are superhero and comic book movies so popular? It may be the comfort of believing there is a clear distinction between “good” and “bad” people, that “good” isn’t such an abstract notion within one’s identity and bad, in itself, is an unchanging, sometimes unstoppable force. There is poetry in this oversimplified view, both in the way it calms the troubled minds of moviegoers and the very notion of an unchanging duality forever at war, one side “morally” representing the winning side, the other not.

Angela Bassett Joins McG's 'This Means War' With Chris Pine, Tom Hardy & Reese Witherspoon

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 30, 2010 2:52 AM
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Set Photos Leak From Location In VancouverWhile filming is already well underway in Vancouver, Canada and has been for several weeks now (since September 13), Angela Bassett ("What's Love Got To Do With It?") has joined the cast of McG's action/romance spy comedy "This Means War."

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