"Olympus Has Fallen" had its Hollywood premiere at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on March 18, 2013, in Hollywood, Calif. "Olympus Has Fallen" was directed by Antoine Fuqua and stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman.
In “Olympus Has Fallen,” disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.
This was the debut of "Olympus Has Fallen." The film will hit U.S. theaters Friday, March 22 and will battle for box office dollars with the spring break film "Spring Breakers," the animated family film "The Croods," and Tina Fey's new film "Admission."
"Olympus Has Fallen" is rated R for strong violence and language throughout and has a run-time of 2 hours.
Originally the production company of "Olympus Has Fallen," FilmDistrict, showed interest in casting Winona Ryder for the role of First Lady, but eventually when Ashley Judd started tweeting messages from the set is was obvious that Winona did not get the gig. Judd received a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2010. The forty-four old actress is now rumored to be interested in running for the U.S. Senate for the state of Kentucky.
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Whatever your movie choice this week, please remember your movie theater etiquette: silence your cell phones and no texting, please don't talk during the film and remove your children if they become a distraction to other audience members. Don't forget that laughing, crying and cheering are always approved behavior and even encouraged.
-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com