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Gerard Butler all praise for Morgan Freeman's stunts in 'Angel Has Fallen'

Poster of 'Angel has Fallen' Photograph:( Twitter )

ANI Washington Aug 22, 2019, 02.42 PM (IST)

Gerard Butler`s upcoming release `Angel Has Fallen` is about a lot of stunts and the actor is full of praises for his co-star Morgan Freeman.

Butler will be seen essaying the role of a Secret Service agent Mike Banning who will be falsely accused of plotting an assassination attempt of the US president Benjamin Asher played by Morgan Freeman.

"He`s on the run. The whole world`s turned against him," Variety quoted Butler as saying while explaining his character.

While being totally mesmerised by Freeman`s stamina and energy despite him being 82, Butler said, "I was running that guy all over the place upstairs, downstairs, throwing him in a room, behind cars, in cars, in a pool. I have to dive, grab him, pull him under and hold him under the water for a while."

Adding to it, the `Law Abiding Citizen` actor said that even Freeman "loved it."

"And I have to tell you, he was amazing and he loved it. At the end, he`s like, `I have to say, I`ve made many movies, but I had a really good time. I really enjoyed myself`," Butler shared.

However, Freeman had a slightly varying experience to share about going underwater as he is "a person who doesn`t do water."

The third movie in the `Olympus Has Fallen` series also stars Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Nick Nolte, Danny Huston, Piper Perabo and Tim Blake with Ric Roman Waugh directing it.

`Angel Has Fallen` will hit the screens on August 23.

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Butler will be seen essaying the role of a Secret Service agent Mike Banning who will be falsely accused of plotting an assassination attempt of the US president Benjamin Asher played by Morgan Freeman.