Ric Roman Waugh (“Snitch,” “Felon”) has been set to direct “Angel Has Fallen,” the third instalment in the Gerard Butler-led action series “Olympus Has Fallen”.
Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt are returning to script the new instalment in which Butler’s Secret Service agent Mike Banning finds himself becomes the target of a terrorist attack in mid-flight on Air Force One.
The only other confirmed casting member at this time is Morgan Freeman as Speaker Trumbull. Aaron Eckhart has already ruled out reprising his role as the U.S. President Asher, no word if Melissa Leo will be back as the U.S. Defense Secretary Ruth McMillan or Radha Mitchell as Banning’s wife.
Butler, Alan Siegel, Danielle Robinson, John Thompson, Matt O’Toole, and Les Weldon will produce. The first two films grossed $170 million and $205 million respectively from mid-range budgets ($60-70 million each).