FilmDistrict Acquires ‘Olympus Has Fallen’

FilmDistrict Acquires ‘Olympus Has Fallen’

FilmDistrict has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Millennium Films’ Olympus Has Fallen. In the action thriller directed by Antoine Fuqua the White House is seized by terrorists and the President (Aaron Eckhart) and members of the administration are taken hostage. FilmDistrict plans a wide release April 5, 2013 which positions it ahead of Sony’s June 28 release of similarly-themed White House Down directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Jamie Foxx as the President. The cast of Olympus Has Fallen includes Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, 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.

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