Jackie Earle Haley Joins 'London Has Fallen,' Melissa Leo is Back Too
Following a creative hiccup that resulted in the loss of director Fredrik Bond, the action sequel London Has Fallen is seemingly back on track with Scandinavian director Babak Najafi, director of the Snabba Cash sequel Easy Money II: Hard to Kill, behind the camera. We already knew Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman were all returning from Olympus Has Fallen, and now The Wrap has added a new cast member into the mix with Watchmen and A Nightmare on Elm Street remake star Jackie Earle Haley taking the role of Deputy Chief Mason. What are the odds that he ends up being the main bad guy?
We're not sure, but casting an actor like that in what seems like a disposable role certainly raises our eyebrows. In addition, the trade has revealed that other returning cast members from the original film include Melissa Leo as Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan and Angela Bassett as Lynne Jacobs, the Director of the Secret Service. Radha Mitchell will also be back as Butler's wife, so we presume she's in London too as her husband is tasked with saving world leaders again when a deadly plot unfolds at the funeral of the British prime minster being attended by the U.S. president (Eckhart) and Speaker of the House (Freeman). This still sounds like an unnecessary sequel, but maybe the action will be solid.