Angela Bassett’s trailblazing role as the female director of the Secret Service in Olympus Has Fallen foreshadows Obama’s appointment of Julia Pierson as the first female director of the Secret Service in real life. Watch Angela Bassett talk about her role as Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs in Olympus Has Fallen, below.
When the White House (Secret Service Code: “Olympus”) is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning¹s inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger crisis. Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) directs an all-star cast featuring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Ashley Judd and Rick Yune.