Angela Bassett Cast in ‘Olympus Has Fallen’

Angela Bassett

Valerie Macon

Angela Bassett has joined the cast of director Antoine Fuqua‘s new White House action-thriller Olympus Has Fallen (formerly White House Taken) starring Gerard Butler.

Bassett will play Secret Service director Lynne Jacobs with Butler as an “unlikely” secret service agent trying to keep Korean terrorists from taking over the White House. Aron Ekhard will star as the president of the United States.

Production is set to begin next week in Shreveport, Louisiana.

This isn’t Bassett’s first foray into government action roles. The actress has played her share of government officials in films like The Green Lantern and This Means War. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Basset is prepping her directorial debut in a film adaptation of the Percival Everett novel “Erasure” with TD Jakes Entertainment producing.
 

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