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Angela Bassett Joins Olympus Has Fallen with Gerard Butler

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 06/26/2012

Olympus Has FallenThe ageless one, Angela Bassett has joined Nu Image/Millennium’s ‘Olympus Has Fallen,’ with Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart already attached.


Training Day’s Antoine Fuqua is directing from the script  of Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt. Mark Gil, Gerard Butler and Alan Siegel will be producing. The film will be competing with Sony’s White House Down for Die Hard-like movies set in the White House.

The action thriller is set in the White House and follows an ex-Secret Service agent who must fend off Korean terrorists at the White House and protect the President from danger. Gerard Butler is playing the former Secret Service agent with Aaron Eckhart portraying the President. The actress will be playing the director of the Secret Service.


In other Angela Bassett news, she is readying to direct an adaptation of thePercival Everett novel Erasure with TD Jakes Entertainment producing. She is a busy bee.


No production schedule has been released for Olympus Has Fallen, but look for it to hit theaters sometime in 2014.


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