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Radha Mitchell goes 'Crazies'

Joining cast of the remake of George Romero's 1973 film

Radha Mitchell will star opposite Timothy Olyphant in "The Crazies," the reinvention of the 1973 George Romero film. Mitchell will play Olyphant's wife as they battle a toxin that has infected their town's water supply.

Breck Eisner will direct from a screenplay by Ray Wright, working from an earlier draft by Scott Kosar.

Overture Films is set to produce and distribute "The Crazies," with Participant Media co-financing.

Michael Aguilar, Rob Cowan and Dean Georgaris will produce, with Romero executive producing. Overture's Sean Furst will oversee production for the studio.