Mitchell cracks Leder's 'Code'


Radha Mitchell has joined Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas in Mimi Leder's crime thriller "The Code."

Mitchell ("Melinda and Melinda") will play a temptress whose romantic liaison with a thief (Banderas) threatens to come between him and his partner in crime, her godfather (Freeman).

The feature is a co-production of Nu Image/Millennium Films, Revelations Entertainment, Equity Pictures and First Look Studios, with financing provided by Grosvenor Park.

The film begins shooting this month in New York, followed by Nu Image's Nu Boyana Film Centre in Bulgaria. The project was developed in-house at Revelations by Tracy Mercer and brought to Millennium. Ted Humphrey and Reuben Leder wrote the screenplay.

Mitchell, who is onscreen in "Feast of Love" with Freeman, is repped by CAA and Gold Coast Management.