Lost's Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Joins The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete
We haven't seen much of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje since his departure from Lost. His role as Mr. Eko is likely to be the part he's most associated with, though he has made a few other small screen appearances since his character was written off the ABC drama series in its second season, way back in 2006. And now it looks like he's joining the cast of The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, State Street Pictures and iDeal Partners' drama.
Directed by George Tillman Jr., Mister and Pete already boasts a cast that includes Anthony Mackie and more recently added Jordin Sparks and Jennifer Hudson. The story focuses on two inner city kids who have to fend for themselves after their mothers are taken away by the authorities one summer. Variety shared the news of Akinnuoye-Agbaje's casting, stating that the Lost star was joining the project, but not specifying the role he'll be playing in the story. We don't yet know what roles Hudson or Sparks are playing either, but this cast is shaping up to be a good one.
In addition to playing Mr. Eko, one of the "Tailies" on Lost, Akinnuoye-Agbaje's include playing the regular role of Adebisi in HBO's prison-set drama Oz. He also had roles in The Mummy Returns, The Bourne Identity and more recently, Faster, in addition to two episodes of Cinemax's original series Strike Back. As far as what's ahead, in addition to The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, he's credited for a role in Walter Hill's Bullet to the Head, which stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa and Christian Slater. As a fan of his work, particularly in Lost and Oz, this latest bit of casting is good news as I'm hoping it means we're going to see a bit more of him in the near future.
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