Gerard Butler to Star in Millennium Films' 'Angel Has Fallen' Threequel

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Gerard Butler

He will reprise his role as the Secret Service agent protecting the American president, whose official plane Air Force One is code-named Angel.

Gerard Butler is back as Mike Banning.

The actor is set to star in Millennium Films' Angel Has Fallen, a threequel following the action flicks Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. 

Butler will reprise his role as the Secret Service agent who has kept American presidents safe, but this time, he's the attackers' target. Among those also at risk is the commander-in-chief, whose official plane Air Force One is code-named Angel.

Butler will produce with Alan Siegel, Mark Gill, John Thompson and Matt O’Toole. Executive producers are Avi Lerner, Trevor Short and Christine Otal. Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt, who created the franchise, will write the script. No director has been set.

The threequel follows Antoine Fuqua's 2013 film Olympus Has Fallen, which earned $161 million worldwide. Babak Najafi's London Has Fallen, released earlier this year, grossed $195 million globally.

Millennium will be launching the title to distributors at the American Film Market and is targeting a production start in the first half of 2017.

Butler is repped by CAA.

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