Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Trailer for Seventh Son
Jeff Bridges gets his Gandalf on
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
22 August 2014
White Bird In A Blizzard In A Trailer
Shailene Woodley loses Eva Green
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
I, Frankenstein (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Black Nativity (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Chasing Mavericks (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Radha Mitchell Joins Olympus Has Fallen
She'll be Gerard Butler's Wife

08 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Radha Mitchell Joins Olympus Has Fallen

While Antoine Fuqua has largely been recruiting Secret Service personnel (and the President) for White House home invasion thriller Olympus Has Fallen, he’s now locked in some family for Gerard Butler’s leading man, hiring Radha Mitchell to play his wife, Leah.

Fuqua starts cranking the cameras next week in Louisiana, and finds terrorists taking over the world’s most famous house and capturing the Prez (Aaron Eckhart) and members of his administration. It’s up to former Secret Service agent Butler to work on a rescue plan.

Angela Bassett and Dylan McDermott are also aboard as members of the Service, with Keong Sim playing a minister. The script’s by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt and while it doesn’t have a set release date yet, we expect it to arrive at some point next year.

It’ll be in competition with Roland Emmerich’s effort, White House Down, which will likely kick off shooting shortly and has Channing Tatum and Maggie Gyllenhaal confirmed so far.

As for Mitchell, she’s the lead in new US TV drama Red Widow, based on a Dutch series about a women dragged back into her family’s criminal past. Mitchell will start working on that once her time in Olympus is finished.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Dinosaurs Vs Aliens Trailer Roars In
Barry Sonnenfeld predicts a riot
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Rogues Gallery: Powers Boothe
Sin City's Roark talks us through his most memorable baddies

Richard Attenborough: In Celebration
Saluting a man who made a lasting impact on cinema and beyond…

Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)