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Gerard Butler Cast in White House Action Movie

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13:  Gerard Butler attends the Diesel Black Gold Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Pier 94 on September 13, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Gerard Butler will star in Olympus Has Fallen, which Variety says has been described as "Die Hard in the White House." The actor will play an ex-Secret Service agent who gets his shot at redemption (we're just assuming the character, like all "ex" anythings, is in need of redemption) when he finds himself in a position to foil a terrorist attack on his former boss's place at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. 

Photo: Andy Kropa/2011 Getty Images