Just yesterday, Aaron Eckhart signed up to play the President in Olympus Has Fallen, and now the film has another star as Variety reports that Angela Bassett will also appear in the movie, which Antoine Fuqua is directing.
The film centres on Gerard Butler’s former Secret Service agent who tries to save the White House after terrorists attack the presidential residence. The plot has been described as Die Hard in the White House. Bassett is due to play the head of the Secret Service, in charge of protecting the President.
The movie is quite similar to Roland Emmerich’s White House Down, which is also racing into production with Jamie Foxx as the President and Channing Tatum as the Secret Service Agent who must take the White House back. Both movies will shoot later this year for release in 2013.