The battle of the White House taken over by terrorists movies is heating up, with barely a day going by without news of a new actor being added to the cast of either Olympus Has Fall of White House Down. Both films essentially have the same story, with bad guys taking control of the White House and Secret Service agents needing to take it back.
Yesterday James Woods signed up for White House Down, and today it’s the turn of Olympus Has Fallen, with THR reporting that Melissa Leo and Rick Yune have joined the cast. The movie, directed by Antoine Fuqua goes into production this week, with Gerard Butler in the lead role.
Leo is in talks to play a tough secretary of Defense who cracks when tortured. Yune meanwhile will play the villain of the movie, a North Korean posing as a South Korean ministerial aide who is described as a sociopathic monster. Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, Cole Hauser and Radha Mitchell also star.