Lionsgate has revealed that Angel Has Fallen, the third film starring Gerard Butler (300) as Secret Service Agent Mike Banning, will open on August 23, 2019. The film also stars Morgan Freeman (Se7en), Jada Pinkett Smith (The Matrix Reloaded), Lance Reddick (Fringe) and Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs).
The third film in the series follows Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) as he becomes the target of a terrorist attack, this time while mid-flight on Air Force One. The original film, Olympus Has Fallen, saw the White House (codenamed “Olympus”) captured by a terrorist mastermind. With President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) 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.
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Angel Has Fallen is being directed by Ric Roman Waugh (Shot Caller) and produced by Millennium Films. The movie was scripted by Olympus writers Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt, and will also star Mark Gill, Matt O’Toole, Alan Siegel, and John Thompson. Avi Lerner, Christine Ota, and Trevor Short will serve as executive producers.