Aaron Eckhart To Get Presidential For Antoine Fuqua In Olympus Has Fallen

By Eric Eisenberg 2012-06-22 13:21:31discussion comments
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Just like when we had two Truman Capote movies (Capote, Infamous), two sex friends movies (No Strings Attached, Friends With Benefits) and two Snow White movies (Mirror, Mirror, Snow White and the Huntsman) in development, Hollywood is currently trying to make two separate movies that have been described as "Die Hard in the White House." The first project, White House Down, has already begun rapidly moving through its pre-production phase, hiring Roland Emmerich to direct, Jamie Foxx to play the president, Channing Tatum to play the hero at the center of the story, and Maggie Gyllenhaal to play the female lead, but the opposite project, Olympus Has Fallen, has been making some moves of its own. Antoine Fuqua is attached to direct the project and Gerard Butler will star, and now, according to Variety, the movie has found its president.

Aaron Eckhart, last seen getting drunk with Johnny Depp in The Rum Diary and kicking alien ass in Battle: Los Angeles, has signed on as the President of the United States for Olympus Has Fallen. Based on an original script by newcomers Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt, the movie is about a retired secret service agent who is forced back into action when terrorists break into the White House and hold the POTUS hostage. The film will be Fuqua's first feature since 2009's Brooklyn's Finest. Avi Lerner and Trevor Short are both part of the project as executive producers, while Butler and his manager, Alan Siegel, and Millennium's Mark Gill are also behind the film. Production on the action flick will start in September.

Strange that this casting announcement would come just one day after Robert Rodriguez announced that Charlie Sheen would be playing the president in Machete Kills. I wonder what would happen if they were in an election running against each other...
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