FilmDistrict 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 March 22nd, 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.
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 this year; the other is Roland Emmerich’s thriller White House Down, which stars Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum.
Here’s the trailer for Olympus Has Fallen: