Aaron Eckart has been elected President of the United States for the action thriller Olympus Has Fallen, Variety reports.
Set up at Nu Image/Millennium Films, the Antoine Fuqua film also has Gerard Butler attached to play an ex-Secret Service agent who must defend the White House from terrorists.
Written by newcomers Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt, production on Olympus was previously reported to begin in September, but it’s being fast-tracked to race against the similarly-themed White House Down, set up at Sony Pictures.
Eckhart, who recently appeared in The Rum Diary, can next be seen in I, Frankenstein, set for release on February 22, 2013.
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