Angela Bassett is the star of the newest “Olympus Has Fallen” featurette. Both she and director Antoine Fuqua discuss what it’s like to play the person behind the President of the United States and what fans can expect from this action-packed thriller.

“Olympus Has Fallen” also stars Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler and Rick Yune. In the film, the White House is under attack from terrorists:

When the White House (Secret Service Code: “Olympus”) is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning¹s inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger crisis. Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) directs an all-star cast featuring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Ashley Judd, and Rick Yune.

“Olympus Has Fallen” comes to theaters March 22; learn more about the film at its official site and its Facebook and Twitter pages (hashtag #olympushasfallen). Also, if you want to make your own code name, go to

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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