‘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.
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‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Set for April 2013 Release

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.

Sources: FilmDistrict

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  • pbcritical • 3 years ago

    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.

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    • Number1Wolverine • 3 years ago

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

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      • justinishulk • 3 years ago

        ok...

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        • skywise • 3 years ago

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

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          • 2movieguys • 3 years ago

            Sounds like a recycled plot!

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            • kguy • 3 years ago

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

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              • the-movieghost • 3 years ago

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

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                • SherlockHolmes2009 • 3 years ago

                  @artkid04 Thats just what I was thinking

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                  • thedude1 • 3 years ago

                    This is going to be a great movie.

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                    • moviegeek • 3 years ago

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

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                      • artkid04 • 3 years ago

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

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                        • rudy • 3 years ago

                          Wow Gerard Butler's been busy.

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                          • gandoff • 3 years ago

                            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.

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                            • Roberto-Mata • 3 years ago

                              @the-movieghost or a really good make-up

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                              • the-movieghost • 3 years ago

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

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                                • Roberto-Mata • 3 years ago

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

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