FilmDistrict has acquired USA distribution rights to Antoine Fuqua’s White House thriller Olympus Has Fallen, which stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman and Angela Bassett.
FilmDistrict will release the film wide on April 5, 2013.
In the film, Butler stars as an unlikely Secret Service agent trying to stop North Korean terrorists who have taken over the White House with plans to detonate a nuclear bomb.
Eckhart will play the U.S. President, while Bassett will play the head of the Secret Service.
Robert Forster, Cole Hauser, Ashley Judd, Melissa Leo, Dylan McDermott, Radha Mitchell and Rick Yune round out the cast.
It’s the second White-House-under-attack thriller that will be out next year; the other is Roland Emmerich’s thriller White House Down, which stars Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum.
In the film, Tatum stars as a Secret Service agent who tries to save the president when the White House is attacked. Jamie Foxx plays the President of the USA.
Garcelle Beauvais, who co-starred with Jamie Foxx on his hit TV sitcome in the late 1990s (The Jamie Foxx Show), reunites with him here, playing his wife, the First Lady.
Lance Reddick, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins and Joey King round out the cast for White House Down.