Gerard Butler will headline the new action-adventure Olympus Has Fallen from Millennium Films.

The story revolves around a down-on-his-luck ex Secret Service agent (Gerard Butler) faced with saving the White House from a group of terrorists. The actor's manager Alan Siegel is producing the film alongside Millennium.

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The screenplay comes from first-timers Creighton Rothenberger and his partner Katrin Benedikt. The movie will be told in the same vein as Die Hard.

Shooting is set to begin this September.