Ashley Judd and Robert Forster have joined the cast of the action thriller "Olympus Has Fallen" says Heat Vision.
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 North Korean terrorists
Judd will play the first lady, while Forster will play a high-ranking General.
Angela Bassett will play the head of the Secret Service protecting Aaron Eckhart ("The Dark Knight") who has been cast as the U.S. President Dylan McDermott will play a Secret Service agent. Radha Mitchell will play “Leah” the wife of Butler‘s. Cole Hauser will play a fellow Secret Service agent. Melissa Leo would portray a tough Secretary of Defense who cracks when tortured. Rick Yune plays the villain, a sociopathic North Korean posing as a South Korean ministerial aide.
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Production begins this week in Louisiana.
Fallen is not to be confused with a rival project with the similar action-thriller White House Down