Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart co-star in Millennium actioner
Bassett will play the head of the Secret Service, who is left infuriated by the security breach. Butler and his manager Alan Siegel are producing with Millennium prexy Mark Gill, while Avi Lerner will exec produce with Trevor Short. Production is skedded to start July 9. Bassett, who recently starred opposite Samuel L. Jackson in appeared in the Martin Luther King Jr. play “The Mountaintop,” was last seen on the bigscreen in “This Means War” and “Green Lantern.” She’s repped by the Gersh Agency, Lighthouse Entertainment and attorney Darrell D. Miller.
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