The Fallen film series, which includes Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and the subsequent release of London Has Fallen in 2016, has been a surprise hit. Both movies grossed a combined estimate of $376 million at the box office against a combined budget of $100 million, as such, there’s basically no need to stress its effect on fans and movie lovers worldwide. By virtue of being a very popular franchise, the announcement on October 28, 2016, that a sequel titled Angel Has Fallen was in the process of being filmed sent fans worldwide into a state of mass euphoria. While fans eagerly await its release, this article provides insight on what to expect when it eventually hits the cinemas.
Angel Has Fallen’s Cast Members
Like every movie, Angel Has Fallen consists of a wide array of characters, with every character no matter how little contributing their bit to the success of the film. However, for the sake of this article, we will look at four major cast members in the film, from top to bottom based on their level of significance in the movie.
Gerard James Butler was born on November 13, 1969, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He is a Law graduate from the University of Glasgow. He made his on-screen debut in the 1997 British Drama film Mrs. Brown.
The Scottish actor played the role of Mike Banning in Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen in which he takes it upon himself to protect the country from foreign invaders while guaranteeing the well-being of the president and Prime minister. In Angel Has Fallen there is a significant tweak to his status from hero to villain after being framed for overseeing an attack on the US President.
The name Morgan Freeman is one that needs no introduction as long as Hollywood is concerned due to his tremendous contributions as an actor, film narrator, and director. Born on June 1, 1937, in Memphis, Tennessee, he served in the United States Air force from 1955-1959 before venturing into professional acting in the 1960s. He made his on-screen debut in 1980 in the American prison drama film Brubaker and has since risen to become a legend in the acting business.
Not new to scoring major roles, he plays the role of Alan Trumbull, the United States President In Angel Has Fallen which may come across as a surprise given the fact that he was Speaker of the House in Olympus Has Fallen.
Jada Pinkett Smith
Born on September 18, 1971, Jada Pinkett Smith is an American actress who is also equal as a singer, songwriter, and businesswoman. She has risen to the helm of affairs in Hollywood thanks to her penchant for scoring major roles in hit movies and TV shows such as The Nutty Professor, Scream 2 and most recently Angel Has Fallen, in which she plays the role of an FBI Agent, named Thompson.
Born on September 18, 1972, Landes is a popular American actor held in high esteem for his sheer professionalism and dynamism to depict whatever role he is being cast to play with perfection. In Angel Has Fallen he plays the role of White House Chief of Staff, Sam Wilcox.
According to Lionsgate, the much-anticipated action thriller film Angel Has Fallen is expected to hit cinemas in the United States on August 23, 2019. The official release in other countries will be announced subsequently.
Facts About Angel Has Fallen
Here are 5 facts to keep in mind about Angel Has Fallen
1. The movie was directed by the famous American director Ric Roman Waugh, who is held in high esteem for having directed hit movies such as Felon, Snitch and Shot Caller.
2. Principal photography of the movie was shot in Virginia Water Lake, Berkshire, the United Kingdom due to its serenity.
3. Unlike the first two installments in the Fallen Film series which had Canadian orchestral and music composer Trevor Morris as the film’s composer, Angel Has Fallen has placed popular British composer David Buckley in charge of that department.
4. It is set to have the longest run time in the Fallen film series – 121 minutes as compared to the first two installments which had 119 and 99 minutes respectively.
5. Angel Has Fallen was produced with a budget of $40 million.