Gerard Butler's 'London Has Fallen' to release in March, 2016

Los Angeles: Hollywood star Gerard Butler's upcoming action film 'London Has Fallen' has been pushed from its original release date January 22 to March 4 next year.

Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler. Pic/Santa Banta

The movie, a sequel to 2013's 'Olympus Has Fallen', centres on an attack on London during the funeral of the British prime minister, who has died under mysterious circumstances, reported Variety.

Butler, 45, will reprise his role as an ultra-resourceful US Secret Service agent.

It is directed by Babak Najafi from a script by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt and Chad St John.

Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman also star in the movie.

"Olympus Has Fallen" was released by FilmDistrict, the US distributor led by Peter Schlessel prior to him being named CEO of Focus Features.

The film apparently grossed a solid USD 98.9 million at the domestic box office.

The March 4 date already has four other titles slated for release that day-- Sony's "Grimsby", Fox's "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children", Disney's "Zootopia" and Open Road's "Triple Nine".

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