'Olympus Has Fallen' Set for April 2013 Release

We also have an early poster for this thriller starring Gerard Butler as a Secret Service agent trying to stop a threat at the White House.
FilmDistrict announced today that it has acquired US distribution rights to Millennium Films' Olympus Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman and directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day). FilmDistrict plans to release the film wide on April 5, 2013.

Olympus has Fallen

Olympus Has Fallen is an action thriller starring Gerard Butler, a disgraced Secret Service agent who is called back to duty when the White House is taken over by terrorists. The movie also stars Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Cole Hauser, Ashley Judd, Melissa Leo, Dylan McDermott, Radha Mitchell and Rick Yune.

The film is written by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt and produced by Fuqua, Butler, Alan Diegel, Ed Cathell III, Danny Lerner and Mark Gill. The executive producers are Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson and Heidi Jo Markel. Here's what FilmDistrict's Peter Schlessel had to say.

"Olympus is a great action thriller that will keep audiences guessing and on the edge of their seat. Everyone at FilmDistrict is happy to be in business again with Avi, Mark and the team at Millennium and with a film starring Gerry Butler, who also stars in Playing for Keeps."

Olympus Has Fallen was released March 22nd, 2013 and stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Finley Jacobsen, Dylan McDermott, Rick Yune, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo. The film is directed by Antoine Fuqua.



Sources: FilmDistrict

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Comments (16)

  1. Pbcritical

    I don't know. Since watching the Sentinal with Micheal Douglas and a whole other bunch of White House related movies. I have never been into them and felt they have all been so-so. But who knows this could be a good one as long as Gerard Butler isn't playing a disgraced secret service agent trying to save the President or his daughter like plot. That would annoy me.

    1 year agoby @pbcriticalFlag

  2. BERSERKER

    Way to many White House action thrillers coming out if you ask me :(.

    1 year agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  3. skywise

    i remeber Gerard Butler in Reign of Fire. I never thought I would be seeing his head plastered to Giant proportions on movie posters.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  4. CelluloidDreams

    Sounds like a recycled plot!

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  5. K.Guy

    @moviegeek It is. lol. It's another Armageddon/Deep Impact showdown!

    1 year agoby @kguyFlag

  6. the MovieGhost

    @moviegeek Thank you! I knew this looked unusually weird!

    1 year agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  7. SherlockHolmes2009

    @artkid04 Thats just what I was thinking

    1 year agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  8. TheDude1

    This is going to be a great movie.

    1 year agoby @thedude1Flag

  9. moviegeek

    Ugly poster. Poor photoshop and giant head make for a bad poster. this looks like White House Down.

    1 year agoby @moviegeekFlag

  10. artkid04

    isn't roland emmerich directing something similar, this sound better

    1 year agoby @artkid04Flag

  11. Rudy

    Wow Gerard Butler's been busy.

    1 year agoby @rudyFlag

  12. Gandoff

    To me, this kinda sounds like Under Siege movies... With instead a Special Forces/Seal being demoted into being a cook on a major naval ship, its a SS agent at the white house with the president. SOunds really good though if done right.

    1 year agoby @gandoffFlag

  13. Roberto Mata

    @the-movieghost or a really good make-up

    1 year agoby @Roberto-MataFlag

  14. the MovieGhost

    There was DEFINITELY some PhotoShopping done to Gerard's face because no one's face is THAT smooth-looking...

    1 year agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  15. Roberto Mata

    Antoine Fuqua directing, Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart in the lead in a White House, Action-Thriller film, im definetly In!!!!

    1 year agoby @Roberto-MataFlag