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 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."
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