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Gerard Butler's 'Olympus Has Fallen' Sequel Gets Release Date

May 2, 2014 (12:21 am) GMT
Butler will be back to reprise his role as former secret service agent in the sequel which is yet to have a director.
Gerard Butler's 'Olympus Has Fallen' Sequel Gets Release Date

The sequel to -starring actioner "" has moved on significantly with Focus Features acquiring the domestic distribution rights. "" will be released in U.S. theaters on October 2, 2015.

The company announced on Thursday, May 1 that Butler will return as a former secret service agent in the sequel. The story will kick off during the funeral of Britain's prime minister who dies "under mysterious circumstances." and will reprise their roles as the President of the United States and Speaker Allan Trumbell respectively.

"London Has Fallen" has no director yet. The first movie, released in March 2013, was directed by Antoine Fuqua, grossing $98.9 million at the domestic box office and $160 million worldwide. "Olympus Has Fallen" writers Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt are back on the script along with Christian Gudegast.

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