After how surprisingly good the first film was, I’m on board with this. Seeing Gerard Butler kick ass always makes for some great action scenes. It will be very interestingly to see how they bring the destruction and mayhem of the first film to the streets of London. From Focus Features and director Babak Najafi comes the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen… London Has Fallen
When the British Prime Minister passes away suddenly from mysterious circumstances, all the political leaders from all over the world come to pay their respects. Among those attending are President of the United States Benjamin Asher and his formidable Secret Service agent Mike Banning. However, what was supposed to be an event for mourning and tribute soon turns into a deadly plot to take out all the world leaders in one setting. Teaming up with Banning and the President is a young female MI-6 agent who trusts no one. Together, they must figure out who is behind this plot and take them out before its too late.
The film stars:
- Gerard Butler (300, Machine Gun Preacher, upcoming Gods of Egypt) as Secret Service Agent Mike Banning
- Aaron Eckhart (Battle Los Angeles, The Dark Knight, upcoming Incarnate) as President Benjamin Asher
- Charlotte Riley (BBC’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Edge of Tomorrow, upcoming In the Heart of the Sea) as Bowman, an MI6 Agent
- Jackie Earle Haley (RoboCop, Watchmen, A Nightmare on Elm Street) as Deputy Chief Mason
- Angela Bassett (TV’s American Horror Story, This Means War, upcoming Chiraq) as Director of the Secret Service Lynn Jacobs
- Radha Mitchell (Pitch Black, Man on Fire, upcoming 6 Miranda Drive) as Leah Banning, Mike’s wife
- Robert Forster (Jackie Brown, Mulholland Drive, The Descendants) as Gen. Edward Clegg
- Alon Aboutboul (The Dark Knight Rises, Body of Lies, TV’s Low Winter Sun) as Barkawi
- Mehdi Dehbi (A Most Wanted Man) as Sultan Mansoor
- with Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Prisoners, upcoming Snowden) as Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan
- and Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby, The Shawshank Redemption, upcoming Ben-Hur) as Vice-President Allan Trumbull
Babak Najafi (Easy Money II: Hard to Kill) directs the film with a script by Katrin Benedikt (Olympus Has Fallen, The Expendables 3), Christian Gudegast (A Man Apart) & Creighton Rothenberger (Olympus Has Fallen, The Expendables 3).
London Has Fallen will open in theaters on January 22nd, 2016.
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