Timothy Olyphant to Lead ‘The Crazies’

The actor has signed on for the lead in the remake of a George A. Romero film.

Timothy Olyphant
Timothy Olyphant
Timothy Olyphant is about to enter the world of George A. Romero. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Olyphant has secured the lead role for The Crazies remake.

The film, based off Romero's 1973 original film, will center on the tiny populace of a Kansas town that is plagued by madness and death after a plane crashes nearby, releasing a biological weapon into the town's water supply. Olyphant will portray the town's sherrif.

Breck Eisner is directing from a script by Scott Kosar and Ray Wright, with Romero himself executive producing. No production schedule was released for the project.

The Crazies was released February 26th, 2010 and stars Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Joe Anderson, Danielle Panabaker, Christie Lynn Smith, Brett Rickaby, Preston Bailey, John Aylward. The film is directed by Breck Eisner.

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  1. Err

    thanks chad. i have seen die hard 4, and now that you mention it i remember that guy and i agree, he was decent in that.

    6 years agoby @err2005Flag

  2. CelluloidDreams

    I guess the rent is due for George A. Romero to have another 1 of his films re-made!

    6 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  3. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    I haven't seen the original, so i won't whine about this being a remake but i am now interested to watch the original, i only thought Romero did zombie flicks.

    Olyphant is a good actor, with Hitman being his worst performance, sorry i always saw Diesel or Stantham in that role, peed me off though that Vin Diesel was an executive producer and not the star of the attraction in the film.
    But Olyphant rocked as the antagonist in Live Free or Die Hard, lol. It was unusual to see him with hair and know he was playing Agent 47.

    6 years agoby @chronicFlag

  4. MCPeterman

    This should be a pretty god flick. I liked Timothy in Stephen King's Dream Catcher.

    6 years agoby @mcpetermanFlag

  5. Misery

    I loved him in LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD. This should be good.

    6 years agoby @miseryFlag

  6. Chad Vital

    Hitman was his least best performance. Watch The Girl Next Door and his role as the main villian in Live Free or Die Hard. He's a good actor actually. He's even in A Man Apart and remember he's the partner of the black cop from Gone In 60 Seconds?

    6 years agoby @chad-vitalFlag

  7. Err

    oooh, oh no, killamovie insulted me, however shall i live with myself!!

    shut up, stupid.

    6 years agoby @err2005Flag

  8. killahmovie24

    bug was the worst f*ckin movie lamo!!!!

    6 years agoby @killahmovie24Flag

  9. justinishulk

    he is ok... i want to see the HITMAN 2!!!!

    6 years agoby @justinishulkFlag

  10. Anjow1060

    So Olyphant will be playing a mix of Mickey and Bullock.

    I LOVE IT.


    - Jow

    6 years agoby @anjow1060Flag

  11. Err

    they should get the nutjob from 'bug' (the freidkin movie) for this. he plays crazy very well.

    michael shannon, thats his name.

    6 years agoby @err2005Flag

  12. Err

    i love the original, and although i will watch and not whine about a remake, im pretty indifferent about olyphant. the only thing i've seen him in was the hitman, and i wasn't what you might call impressed with anything about that movie.

    6 years agoby @err2005Flag

  13. Chad Vital

    As much as I like Tim, this movie plot is so overused and recycled I already know how it ends lol.

    6 years agoby @chad-vitalFlag

  14. Shelley

    Sounds rather interesting. Even though Timothy is not the best actor in the world, I still like him so I will probably check this one out on DVD.

    6 years agoby @shelleyFlag

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