FilmDistrict has acquired domestic distribution rights to the White House action thriller Olympus Has Fallen. The company will release the Millennium Films-produced movie April 5, 2013, in the U.S. This puts the picture ahead of Sony Pictures‘ similarly themed White House Down; that Roland Emmerich-directed movie is scheduled to come out June 28, 2013. In Olympus Has Fallen, Gerard Butler plays a Secret Service agent who tries to stop a takeover of the White House. Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett and Aaron Eckhart as the president also star.  Antoine Fuqua is directing. Mark Gill, Alan Siegel and Butler are producing. Millennium’s Avi Lerner and Trevor Short are executive producing along with Danny Dimbort, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson and Heidi Jo Markel.

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