Olympus-Has-Fallen-Character-Poster-Gerard-ButlerHitting theatres this spring, Olympus Has Fallen will be the first blockbuster movie centred on an attack on the White House.

We saw the first trailer for the Gerard Butler-led action-thriller last month. And with its release now just over five weeks away, Yahoo Movies has debuted a new character poster for Butler.

“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.”

Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart complete a promising leading trio. And starring alongside them will be Ashley Judd, Radha Mitchell, Melissa Leo, Angela Bassett, Dylan McDermott, Robert Forster, and Rick Yune.

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

Following a similar idea a few months later this year will be Roland Emmerich’s White House Down. Arriving in June in the US, that action-thriller will see Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, and Maggie Gyllenhaal star in the leads, making for a very different and very awesome leading trio.

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