FilmDistrict has acquired U.S distribution rights to Antoine Fuqua's Olympus Has Fallen, starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman.
Variety reports that the action film finds release on April 5th, 2013 and follows Butler as a disgraced Secret Service agent who's brought back after the White House is overrun by terrorists.
Olympus Has Fallen has a very talent group on board, with other star names like Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Cole Hauser, Ashley Judd, Melissa Leo, Dylan McDermott, Radha Mitchell and Rick Yune (The Man with the Iron Fists) in the mix.
Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt script the film which is being by Alan Diegel, Ed Cathell III, Danny Lerner and Mark Gill, Fuqua and Butler.
Butler can be seen in the surf drama Chasing Mavericks, starring alongside Jonny Weston and Elisabeth Shue. After that, he's in the comedy Playing for Keeps, also from FilmDistrict. That film opens December 7th, 2012, and also stars Jessica Biel, Dennis Quaid, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Uma Thurman and Judy Greer. Relativity Media recently released a hysterical image of Butler as a Leprechaun from the Movie 43 comedy - we highly recommend you check that out. It's quite funny.