Perrineau traveling to indie thriller

Mon Sep 8, 2008 10:19pm EDT
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By Leslie Simmons

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Harold Perrineau is being held hostage for his next big-screen role.

The former "Lost" star has joined the cast of the indie thriller "Killing Jar," with Michael Madsen and Danny Trejo.

The project revolves around a stranger armed with a shotgun who takes seven patrons at a remote roadside diner hostage. As the body count rises, the survivors discover that one of the hostages may be more dangerous than their captor. Perrineau plays one of the hostages, a traveling salesman named John.

Filming started over the weekend in North Carolina. Mark Young ("Tooth and Nail") is directing from his own script.

Perrineau recently appeared in the one-hour ABC drama "The Unusuals," which was picked up by the network for a midseason start. His film credits include "The Matrix," "28 Weeks Later" and "Romeo + Juliet."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

<p>Harold Perrineau Jr. and Dominic Monaghan of the program "Lost" pose together at the Television Critics Association's 21st Annual Awards Show in Beverly Hills, California July 23, 2005. REUTERS/Lee Celano</p>