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!