Last night, The Cinema Society with Roger Dubuis and Grey Goose hosted a screening of FilmDistrict's "Olympus Has Fallen." From the film: Gerard Butler, Angela Bassett, director Antoine Fuqua, producer Alan Siegel walked the red carpet at the Tribeca Grand Hotel.
We spoke with Director Antoine Fuqua on the red carpet. Check out what he had to say about working on the film:
Q: What attracted you to direct this project?
AF: Well I just thought it was a fun story, I thought it was a fun ride, thought it would be fun to scare people a little bit.
Q: What was it like working with Morgan Freeman?
AF: It was a dream, because he's a gentleman, he's as classy as you would think he is, makes my life easier, my direction was, "How you doing today? Take it from there."
Q: What was the most challenging scene to shoot?
AF: The attack was really tough and then re-creating Washington, D.C., the WhiteHouse, the whole Pennsylvania Avenue, we had to build all that in Shreveport, Louisiana. When you see the movie you're in Washington.
Q: How was it working with Gerard Butler?
AF: I loved working with Gerard, we're friends, we've been friends for a while, we've wanted to work together for a while. He's a lot of fun, a hard worker, passionate, he's so talented.
Q: What can audiences expect?
AF: It's a fun ride! It's an exciting movie. It's got a lot of heart and I think that people will be surprised about the emotional feeling they come out with.
The next project Fuqua is working on is "Southpaw," for The Weinstein Company.
Other attendees included Mira Sorvino, Paul Haggis, Debbie Harry, Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Jennifer Esposito, Matthew Settle, Carmen Ejogo, Courtney B. Vance, Christopher McDonald, Kelly Rutherford, Oren Moverman, Sami Gayle (Blue Bloods), Frank Grillo (The Gates, The Grey), Nico Tortorella, Len Cariou, Heather Matarazzo, Dominic Fumusa (Nurse Jackie), Moran Atias (Crash), Jim Gaffigan, Rachel Roy, Catherine Malandrino, Peter Cincotti, Anouck Lepere, Lindsay Ellingson, Marcus Schenkenberg, Patricia Velasquez, Dominique Piek, Alex Lundqvist, Cory Bond, June Ambrose, Star Jones, Jason Dundas (VH1), Sante D’Orazio, Daniel Benedict, Debbie Bancroft, Olivia Chantecaille, and Cinema Society founder Andrew Saffir. The after-party continued at The Darby.
"Olympus Has Fallen" opens in theaters March 22.