added: Tue, Jan 22nd '13
It's called "Olympus Has Fallen." But judging by the trailer, it could easily be titled "Die Hard in the White House." Only Gerard Butler is not playing a cop, but rather a dejected secret service agent who has the misfortune of being assigned White House duties on the day the place gets attacked and overtaken by a group of terrorists. Now all alone, and hiding around the Oval Office while taking down baddies one at a time, Butler is the only person who can save the President (Aaron Eckhart) from his dangerous captors.
The film, directed by Antoine Fuqua (Brooklyn's Finest, Training Day), co-stars Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Rick Yune, Cole Hauser, Radha Mitchell and Ashley Judd. It will be opening in theaters on March 22nd.
When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President, and avert an even bigger disaster.
directed by Antoine Fuqua
starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Rick Yune, Cole Hauser, Radha Mitchell, Ashley Judd, Dylan McDermott, Melissa Leo, Robert Forster
release date March 22, 2013