Angel Has Fallen, which is the much-awaited third instalment of the Has Fallen series sees Hollywood heartthrob Gerard Butler reprise his role as Secret Service Agent Mike Banning. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh, the movie also stars Piper Perabo, who is best known for her roles in Cheaper by the Dozen, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, The Prestige, Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Looper.
The action thriller sees Perabo play Mike Banning’s wife Leah Banning. Though she was new to the role, Perabo found that a close-knit, playful rapport with co-star Gerard Butler came organically. She says, “I don’t know if it’s the Scottish in him, but Gerry has such an inviting rough and tumble charm.” She adds, “He’s very good at playing a man who tinges everything with humor, but when things aren’t light with Mike, Leah knows something is about to explode. The relationship felt very real and that made the danger also feel very real.”
Talking about what drew her to the role, Perabo reveals that it was director Waugh’s involvement and says, “I’d seen the documentary Ric made about servicemen trying to reintegrate back into civilian life, so I knew he would bring that vital empathy and understanding to the heart of this movie.”
Along with Piper Perabo and Gerard Butler, the movie also stars Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Tim Blake Nelson, Nick Nolte and Danny Huston. Director Ric Roman Waugh, who is known for his work in Felon, Snitch and Shot Caller is behind the camera for the franchise relaunch. PVR Pictures and MVP Entertainment bring the movie in theaters nationwide on August 23rd. For more news and updates from the world of showbiz stay tuned to CineBlitz!
Salman Khan – Alia Bhatt starrer Inshallah not happening? Find out!
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah was to release on Eid 2020, but Salman Khan says it is pushed. Will it happen at all?
Super star Salman Khan took to social media yesterday and wrote, “The film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali is pushed but I will still see you all on Eid, 2020. Insha-Allah!!’ Bollywood denizens went berserk after reading this tweet from Salman. According to sources Sanjay Leela Bhansali was to start shooting of the film from this week with Alia Bhatt on a set that is being constructed at Mehboob studios in Mumbai, a stone’s throw from Salman’s residence. Also the locations and local production team are finalised in the USA! Titled Inshallah, the film is supposed to be a remake of the Hollywood hit Pretty Woman.
The film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali is pushed but I will still see you all on Eid, 2020. Insha-Allah!!
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) August 25, 2019
In his tweet, Salman hinted at another announcement of a film for which he is likely to start shooting and plans to take the release date of Bhansali. There is intense speculation that the release date could be assigned to Dabangg 3, shooting for which is already in progress.
Bhansali fans are left wondering what will happen to the film now, considering that Salman has given away the dates in all probability to another film. Hope it is not creative differences that has led to the push of Inshallah! For more gossip from Bollywood’s inside track, keep reading CineBlitz!
Angel Has Fallen is raising the bar of the Fallen Series
Secret Service agents live in a constant state of high alert. At any given second, they have to be ready to thwart a near-infinite number of potential threats that could come from any country, any group, or any person, without warning. Their sacrifices—the persistent danger, the merciless demands on body and soul, the stress on their relationships—are rarely recognised publicly, but they don’t do it for the recognition. They do it because they are driven to serve the highest office of the land and the bedrock of democracy.
That kind of devotion has always defined Mike Banning in the movie Angel has Fallen. On the job, he is a cunning, dogged, laser-focused patriot, but he is also a self-questioning and at times a self-deprecating man who has his dark corners of jagged regrets and frustrations. He has done and seen it all. In Olympus Has Fallen, he rescued the First Family from a North Korean-led kidnapping inside the White House. In London Has Fallen, he kept President Asher from harm during a terrorist attack on world leaders attending the British Prime Minister’s funeral.
Director Ric Roman Waugh jumped right away at the idea of exploring Mike Banning not just in jeopardy but in a chaotic state of mind. He knew from making That Which I Love Destroys Me that a man like Banning would, like so many real-life warriors in the military and law enforcement worlds, have to pay the piper for the mental, physical and spiritual toll of his work.
“What I learned making the doc is that there are a lot of modern-day warriors who have a different kind of PTSD,” explains the director. “It’s not the classic shellshock where they are running away from war. Instead, they’ve become addicted to war, to the intensity of it, and that makes it harder for them to return to society and everyday life. We made the documentary about members of the military, but after it premiered, I started hearing from all kinds of other people, from first responders and law enforcement and more, talking about how they were going through the same thing. So, I felt from the beginning that this would be a very authentic and interesting journey to take with Mike Banning. He is, as he’s told in the film, a lion, but there are consequences to always being a lion.”
Butler loved Waugh’s approach to the action. “Ric’s style is all about putting you smack in the middle of the chaos,” Butler explains. “He sucks you in with a gritty realism—so that even in the most insane scenarios, you feel you are right there in the moment with Banning.” For more updates from Bollywood and show business keep reading CineBlitz.
Scoop! Anushka Sharma cast opposite Hrithik Roshan in remake of Satte Pe Satta!
Anushka Sharma has been finalised to play the female lead in the Satte Pe Satta remake, originally played by Hema Malini
Bollywood has been buzzing with the big news that Anushka Sharma has committed to play the lead role opposite Hrithik Roshan in the remake of Satte Pe Satta. While she has consciously decided to cut down on work nowadays, but the actress is going to honour two big commitments, Satte Pe Satta being one of them.
This is also going to be an exciting and fresh pairing as Hrithik and Anushka have never worked together. Initially, actresses like Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone were approached for the role, but the makers felt a new pairing was needed for the film.
Released in the 80’s, the original Satte Pe Satta itself was inspired by the American musical film Seven Brides For Seven Brothers. The Bollywood version Satte Pe Satta featured Amitabh Bachchan in a double role with Hema Malini and Ranjeeta cast opposite him. The new remake is now being directed by Farah Khan and produced by Rohit Shetty. Stay glued to CineBlitz for more news and updates from Bollywood.
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