Gerard Butler Protects the President in 'Olympus Has Fallen' Trailer (Video)

Emily Helwig
The Hollywood Reporter
Gerard Butler Protects the President in 'Olympus Has Fallen' Trailer (Video)

Olympus Has Fallen, the new action-packed film from Training Day director Antoine Fuqua, sees Gerard Butler (300, Law Abiding Citizen) as Mike Banning, a member of the Secret Service. After a tragedy throws him into the real world, Banning must learn how to live a normal life.

Little does he know, his protective instincts and Secret Service training will soon be called into action once more. A terrorist mastermind has infiltrated the White House, and is holding the President (Aaron Eckhart) hostage. Banning, who finds himself trapped inside the building, takes it upon himself to become the inside eye for the national security team, now headed by Speaker of the House Trumbull, played by Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises, Invictus).

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Using his past knowledge of security and the White House, Banning might be the national security team’s only hope for a chance at saving the president, the White House, and securing the safety of the United States as a whole.

Olympus Has Fallen also stars Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, and Robert Forster. The film hits theaters March 22.