Opening this weekend is director Antoine Fuqua’s (Training Day) White House actioner Olympus Has Fallen. The film stars Gerard Butler as a disgraced Secret Service agent called back to duty when terrorists take over the White House and capture the President (Aaron Eckhart). The film also stars Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Ashley Judd, Melissa Leo, Robert Forster, Dylan McDermott, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, and Rick Yune. If you’ve been waiting for Butler to return to action, you’re going to be very happy watching Olympus Has Fallen. Not only is the film a hard R for graphic violence, it features Butler kicking ass in some great action set pieces. Watch some clips here.
During the recent New York City press junket, I got to speak with Eckhart and Bassett. We talked about how the film is a hard R realistic take on what could actually happen to the White House, the way they prepared for their roles, the great cast, and more. In addition, I also got updates on I, Frankenstein and Black Nativity. Hit the jump to watch.
And if you missed my video interview with Gerard Butler and director Antoine Fuqua, click here.
Aaron Eckhart and Angela Bassett
- How this is a hard R realistic take on what could happen to the White House
- How did Fuqua ask them to prepare for their roles
- They talk about how Fuqua has worked with some very talented actors and he trusts them to do the work
- Updates on I, Frankenstein and Black Nativity