Gerard Butler plays Secret Service agent on the run after being framed in assassination attempt against president in Angel Has Fallen trailer

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A devoted Secret Service agent is on the run after being framed in an assassination attempt against the president in the upcoming film, Angel Has Fallen.

In a new trailer for the action film, Gerard Butler plays Mike Banning, a Secret Service agent learning he had just received a promotion by the president (Morgan Freeman) during a fishing trip.

But the peaceful day is cut short after a flock of drones swarm in and attack, destroying everything in it’s path.  

Clearing his name: Gerard Butler plays devoted Secret Service agent Mike Banning, framed in an assassination attempt against the president in a new trailer for Angel Has Fallen
Clearing his name: Gerard Butler plays devoted Secret Service agent Mike Banning, framed in an assassination attempt against the president in a new trailer for Angel Has Fallen

Mike manages to save the Commander In Chief by diving deep into the lake, yet when he awakens handcuffed to his hospital bed, learns he had just been charged with attempting to murder the president. 

‘Can’t you see that I’m being set up?’ Mike insists angrily as he’s transported in shackles. 

Just as he makes his case, the car slams headfirst into a tree. 

Mike maintains his innocence when he manages to get in touch with his family over the phone. 

Congratulations: The president (played by Morgan Freeman) informs Mike he's been selected to become the next Secret Service Director
Congratulations: The president (played by Morgan Freeman) informs Mike he’s been selected to become the next Secret Service Director
The attack begins: A swarm of drones descend upon the lake, destroying everything in it's path
The attack begins: A swarm of drones descend upon the lake, destroying everything in it’s path
Their target: A Secret Service agent protects the president and manages to throw him off the boat, just before drones explode it
Their target: A Secret Service agent protects the president and manages to throw him off the boat, just before drones explode it

‘There’s somebody else behind this, it wasn’t me!’ Mike presses, after his loved ones him they have been receiving death threats. 

The loyal agent believes the president isn’t out of the woods just yet, and promises he won’t stop until his name has been cleared.   

‘The president’s not safe,’ Mike says. ‘They’re going to try and finish the job. I’m not going to stop until I prove who did this.’  

Destroyed: The drones wreck havoc on what was initially a peaceful day of fishing
Destroyed: The drones wreck havoc on what was initially a peaceful day of fishing
Fight to survive: Mike protects the president underwater
Fight to survive: Mike protects the president underwater
Horrible: Banning awakens in a hospital bed and learns he has been charged with the assassination attempt
Horrible: Banning awakens in a hospital bed and learns he has been charged with the assassination attempt

Mike is then met with a man aiming his gun directly at him as he ventures through the woods.   

‘How did you find me?’ the man angrily demands, his hands shaking as he holds the weapon. 

‘I run security for the president, how you think, dad?’ Mike asks. ‘I need your help,’ he continues, as his father sets down the gun.  

Breaking the news: Jada Pinkett Smith plays the FBI agent giving Banning the bad news
Breaking the news: Jada Pinkett Smith plays the FBI agent giving Banning the bad news
Framed: Banning vows to clear his name and find whoever was responsible for the attack
Framed: Banning vows to clear his name and find whoever was responsible for the attack
Calling in: Mike contacts his family and assures them he's innocent
Calling in: Mike contacts his family and assures them he’s innocent

In the next scene, the authorities are shown coming in on Mike.

‘We’ve got to get out of here!’ Mike whispers to his father. 

‘I know,’ his dad says, before detonating a bomb.  

‘You can’t hide from us, Banning,’ a man says to Mike over the phone. 

Keep back! Banning's father aims his gun at his son
Keep back! Banning’s father aims his gun at his son
'I need your help': The agent asks his father to help him out
‘I need your help’: The agent asks his father to help him out
'I'll find you': Mike appears to be contacted by those responsible for the attacks
‘I’ll find you’: Mike appears to be contacted by those responsible for the attacks

‘Don’t worry about finding me, I’ll find you,’ Mike assures coolly. 

Mike manages to track down the president, who also appears to be running for his own life. 

‘Listen to me, we’re going to make a move, you know people are going to fall. But not you,’ he tells the president.   

Mike stays true to his commitment to protecting the president, and guards the commander in chief against gunshots and explosions in the next scene.   

Angel Has Fallen also stars Piper Perabo, Lance Reddick, and Jada Pinkett Smith.

The action film is set to be released on August 23, 2019.  

Still a target: The president appears to still be running for his life when Banning finds him again
Still a target: The president appears to still be running for his life when Banning finds him again
Protect at all costs: The loyal agent guards the president from explosions and gun shots
Protect at all costs: The loyal agent guards the president from explosions and gun shots

 

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