Special Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) was one of the best Presidential Guards in the business, until a fateful motor accident left him disgraced. Having trouble adjusting to life in the real world, Banning finds himself out of place in an increasingly confusing world. Until terrorists take over the White House.
In Olympus Has Fallen Banning finds himself trapped inside the now-terrorist-controlled White House. He soon discovers that the President has been kidnapped and the Presidential Guard lies captured or dead. As the national security team scrambles to respond, Banning realizes that he might be the nation’s only hope to keep the President alive. Now, the Pentagon must decide if they can trust a disgraced officer with the President’s life, or if they can risk losing the nation’s capitol forever. As the clock winds down, Banning must use his inside knowledge to save the President and reclaim the White House—and avert an even bigger disaster.
Written by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt and directed by Antoine Fuqua (of Training Day fame), Olympus Has Fallen will be released on March 22, 2013. This Film District action thriller also stars Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Dylan McDermott, Ashley Judd, Melissa Leo, and Rick Yune. Rated R for strong violence and language throughout.