Friday the 13th's Panabaker joins cast of Crazies reboot

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Danielle Panabaker (Friday the 13th) and Joe Anderson (Across the Universe) have joined Timothy Olyphant (Hitman) and Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill) in Overture Films' The Crazies, a film "reinvention" loosely based on George Romero's classic horror movie, the studio announced.

Breck Eisner is set to direct the screenplay, about the inhabitants of a small Kansas town beset by insanity and death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply. The film is written by Ray Wright, from an earlier draft by Scott Kosar.

The film is set to begin principal photography in Georgia on March 5, with additional shooting to occur in Iowa.

Panabaker plays Becca, a receptionist at the town's medical center, where Mitchell is a doctor. Anderson plays the town's deputy, with Olyphant playing the sheriff.