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EXCL: Mitchell Set to Star in The Crazies

Breck Eisner’s Romero remake

Radha Mitchell has signed up to star opposite Timothy Olyphant in Overture Films’ remake of The Crazies. Sources close to the casting process confirmed to ShockTillYouDrop.com over the weekend that she is officially on board.

We presume she’ll be playing the wife of Olyphant’s sheriff character who is faced with a biological weapon that has infected the town’s water supply thus making the residents violently loopy. The Australian actress has delicately balanced her career with a steady diet of genre material. In 2000, she faced nocturnal beasts in Pitch Black and followed that with Visitors, Silent Hill and Greg McLean’s Rogue.

The Crazies, based on the George Romero film of the same name, is directed by Breck Eisner and is due in theaters September 25th.

Source: ShockTillYouDrop.com