‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Adds Radha Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Radha Mitchell has joined the cast of Olympus Has Fallen. The actress will play “Leah” the wife of Gerard Butler‘s Secret Service character in the White House thriller. Mitchell, who starts filming next week in Shreveport, Louisiana, joins Butler, Angela Bassett and Aaron Eckhart in the film. Olympus Has Fallen sees the president, played by Eckhart, and key members of his administration taken hostage. Butler’s character tries to stop the terrorist plot. Antoine Fuqua is directing. Mark Gill, Alan Siegel and Butler are producing the Millennium Films project. Avi Lerner and Trevor Short are executive producing. Mitchell also plays the lead in ABC’s new drama series Red Widow. (see the trailer here) Based on an Dutch series, Red Widow is about a woman pulled back into her family’s criminal past. The show, written and executive produced by The Twilight Saga screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg and produced by ABC Studios, starts filming its season in Vancouver in August. Radha Mitchell is repped by ICM Partners and managed by Rick Ax.

Comments (7)

  • They are rushing this film into production because they know the one slim chance of it actually being made rests on beating the Emmerich project to a release date.

    Comment by Jon the Journo — Saturday July 7, 2012 @ 4:07pm PDT  
    • That didn’t stop Universal and Relativity from both releasing their dueling versions of Snow White, did it?

      Comment by Sean — Saturday July 7, 2012 @ 5:23pm PDT  
  • Why no mention of the writers? Without them there wouldn’t be any movie to rush into production. They wrote a great script and it’s better than the script Sony has. Olympus Has Fallen will make more money and it will be in theaters first. They also have the better title and I’m glad to see they went back to the original title. Creighton and Katrin wrote a fantastic screenplay and they should always be mentioned before the producers and the director.

    Comment by White House Taken — Saturday July 7, 2012 @ 4:46pm PDT  
  • Plus, with Fuqua directing, it will have no competition. What he did with “King Arthur” was perfection.

    Comment by catcallme — Sunday July 8, 2012 @ 6:46am PDT  
  • I wonder if Gerard Butler is finally getting out of the rom-com movies? They totally suck. He can act, just needs a decent script and director.

    Comment by Jack — Sunday July 8, 2012 @ 2:17pm PDT  
  • I think the White house down will open sooner and if you follow Emmerich´s movies he did mostly huge blockbusters that made big money. So maybe Olympus has better script and could end up better with critics, it will probably not make more money. But I would say there is space for both movies.

    Comment by pete — Sunday July 8, 2012 @ 9:41pm PDT  
  • I don’t think they spent that much on the production of this film from the looks of it,but it does look like it could be a great movie.I’m just assuming the cost to make it was cheaper being done here in La. where the cost of living is cheaper-hotels,restaurants,catering,transportation,and La. also offers cheaper revenues to attract moviemakers to film here.Anyway I hope it’s a huge success!!

    Comment by Bob Wilson — Friday December 7, 2012 @ 2:15pm PST  
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