Washington D.C. under attack in new movie “Olympus Has Fallen” - WNCT

Washington D.C. under attack in new movie “Olympus Has Fallen”

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Terrorists attack the White House and kidnap the president in the new action thriller, "Olympus Has Fallen".

Gerard Butler plays a special agent who tries to rescue the president, co star Aaron Eckhart.  Butler, who also produced the film, says he trained hard for the demanding action scenes.

Fellow special agent Dylan McDermott says the actors were very aware of the film's sensitive subject matter.

The cast includes Oscar winner Morgan Freeman as the speaker of the house and Angela Bassett, as the first female head of the Secret Service.

Olympus is the Secret Service name for the White House. Former real-life agents were on the set during filing to make sure every detail was accurate.

"Olympus Has Fallen" opens nationwide on Friday.

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