Gerard Butler reprises his role as Secret Service Agent Mike Banning in the third film of the Olympus Has Fallen franchise, Angel Has Fallen. Lionsgate just debuted the official trailer for the action drama along with the first photos and a theatrical poster.
Joining Gerard Butler in the third Fallen film are Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Tim Blake Nelson, Piper Perabo, Nick Nolte, and Danny Huston. Ric Roman Waugh (Snitch, Felon) directed from a script he co-wrote with Matt Cook (story by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt).
Franchise star Gerard Butler produces with Alan Siegel, Matt O’Toole, John Thompson, Les Weldon, and Yariv Lerner.
The behind the scenes team includes director of photography Jules O’Loughlin, editor Gabriel Fleming, production designer Russell De Rozario, and costume designer Stephanie Collie.
Olympus Has Fallen was released on March 22, 2013 and grossed $30 million domestically over its opening weekend. The R-rated thriller went on to take in $170 million worldwide before exiting theaters. London Has Fallen followed in March 2016, ringing up $21 million at the domestic box office over its first three days in release. The 2016 sequel passed the $205 million mark globally before ending its theatrical run.
Angel Has Fallen will open in theaters on August 23, 2019.
“When there is an assassination attempt on U.S. President Allan Trumbull (Freeman), his trusted confidant, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Butler), is wrongfully accused and taken into custody. After escaping from capture, he becomes a man on the run and must evade his own agency and outsmart the FBI in order to find the real threat to the President. Desperate to uncover the truth, Banning turns to unlikely allies to help clear his name, keep his family from harm and save the country from imminent danger.”