Gerard Butler to Star in Olympus Has Fallen

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Gerard Butler (300) has signed to star in the action film Olympus Has Fallen at Millennium Films, says Variety.

Written by newcomers Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt, the film is described as a “Die Hard” in the White House, [the] story follows a down-on-his-luck ex-Secret Service agent who becomes America’s only hope when 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is taken over by terrorists.

Butler and his manager Alan Siegel will produce with Millennium president Mark Gill, while Avi Lerner will executive produce with Trevor Short.

Filming is scheduled to start in September.

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