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Don't Worry, Gerard Butler Will Save the President


Gerard Butler is attached to star in Olympus Has Fallen, an action film with a title so unnecessarily lofty it's just begging you to dumb it down to "the one where 300 saves the president." The script, from writers Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt, focuses on a former Secret Service agent tasked with stopping a terrorist attack against the president from within the White House. Gerard Butler picked the wrong day to pick up his final paycheck! Butler is producing with Millennium Films' Mark Gill, and the studio is currently looking for a director for the project. Somehow that director will end up being mid-'90s Wolfgang Petersen.

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