Olympus-Has-Fallen-Character-Poster-Morgan-FreemanAntoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen is the first film coming out the gate of the two movies this year centred on an attack on the White House.

Gerard Butler takes front and centre here for Fuqua’s action-thriller, with Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman starring alongside him.

We saw the first trailer earlier in the year for the blockbuster. And that’s since been followed by two new character posters for Butler and Eckhart this week. And now Yahoo Movies have debuted the third in the set, giving us a look at Freeman.

“When the White House (Secret Service Code: “Olympus”) is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning’s inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President, and avert an even bigger disaster.”

Joining Butler, Eckhart, and Freeman will be Ashley Judd, Radha Mitchell, Melissa Leo, Angela Bassett, Dylan McDermott, Robert Forster, and Rick Yune.

Fuqua (Training Day) is directing from a script co-written by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt, both making their debuts as screenwriters here with Olympus Has Fallen.

Roland Emmerich’s White House Down will be the second of the two films coming out a few months later, with a prominent summer blockbuster release date scheduled. Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, and Maggie Gyllenhaal head up the leading trio for Emmerich, and both have a lot of potential in the months to come.

Olympus Has Fallen will be released on 22nd March in the US, with its UK release date set a little later on 19th April. For now, here’s the latest character poster in the series, which you can click through to enlarge.


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