Scottish actor is joined by Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart and Angela Bassett on the red, white and blue carpet to celebrate the sequel to 2013’s hit “Olympus Has Fallen”
Scottish actor Gerard Butler appeared very patriotic when he posed alongside members of the Queen’s Guard in front of a backdrop of Union Jack flags on Tuesday night.
More commonly seen standing stone-still outside Buckingham Palace rather than at Hollywood’s ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome, the traditional mascots were part of the British-themed premiere for Butler’s latest action movie, “London Has Fallen.”
Butler returns as Secret Service agent Mike Banning in the sequel to 2013’s sleeper hit “Olympus Has Fallen,” and he’s joined again by Freeman, Bassett, Melissa Leo, Mitchell, Robert Forster and Eckhart as the President of the United States.
The sequel also adds Jackie Earle Haley to the mix as Chief of Staff Mason.
Charlotte Riley plays a British MI6 agent who rightly trusts no one.
Directed by Babak Najafi, the film finds terrorists blowing up London as they try to assassinate world leaders visiting the U.K. capital to attend the funeral of the British Prime Minister, following his death under mysterious circumstances.
“Olympus Has Fallen” grossed $161 millon worldwide, which was enough to justify a sequel.
Butler also currently stars in “Gods of Egypt,” which had a disappointing box office opening last weekend.
“London Has Fallen” hits theaters on Friday.