Angela Bassett has joined the actioner "Olympus Has Fallen" says THR.
Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt wrote the script about a Secret Service agent (Gerard Butler) who becomes America's only hope when the The White House is taken over by terrorists.
Bassett will play the head of the Secret Service protecting Aaron Eckhart ("The Dark Knight") who has been cast as the U.S. President
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Production kicks off in September.
The project is not to be confused with a rival project with the similar action-thriller White House Down.