Aaron Eckhart has joined the cast of upcoming fantastical actioneer, “Olympus Has Fallen,” as the U.S. President.
“Training Day” helmer Antoine Fuqua is set to direct from a script by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt.
Eckhart joins Gerard Butler who is set to play an ex-Secret Service agent who is tasked with protecting the President when the White House comes under a terrorist attack.
The film is being pushed forward by Nu Image/Millennium Films who are in competition with the Sony Pictures film of a similar vein: “White House Down” (starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx).
Both films have been described as “’Die Hard’ in the White House.”
Production on “Olympus Has Fallen” is set to begin this summer. We will keep you updated as details on the project emerge.
Source: Screen Crave
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