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Mitchell signs on for Olympus Has Fallen
Radha Mitchell. Picture: Vera Anderson/WireImage.

Australian actress Radha Mitchell will reportedly play the wife of Gerard Butler's secret service character in Olympus Has Fallen.

The thriller, which also stars Angela Bassett and Aaron Eckhart, will start filming next week, entertainment news website reports.

Eckhart plays the US president who is taken hostage along with members of his administration.

Butler's secret service agent tries to stop the terrorist plot, under the direction of Antoine Fuqua.

Mitchell starts filming next week in Shreveport, Louisiana, the website says.

Meanwhile, the Australian actress also has the lead role in a US TV series Red Widow, where she plays a suburban housewife, married into a family of organised criminals.

The West Australian

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