Lost's Harold Perrineau Joins Kathryn Bigelow's Hunt For Osama Bin Laden
A film featuring real life Navy SEALs opens tomorrow. It's called Act of Valor and apart from looking like the longest recruitment ad ever, it is pretty interesting that filmmakers Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh decided to go the non-actor route in order to try and deliver the most realistic depiction of life in the field for the United States' most highly trained soldiers. And while we'll have to wait one more day to see just how that strategy turns out, Kathryn Bigelow is definitely taking the opposite approach in casting her upcoming film about Navy SEALs.
Deadline reports that Harold Perrineau, best known for his role on Lost, has been recruited for an unspecified role in the film that is still unnamed but is commonly referred to as Kill Bin Laden. Perrineau is a great supporting actor and his work on HBO's OZ, not to mention his turn as Mercutio in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet, were both standout roles in ensemble cast full of great actors. His addition is a welcome one to any film (or television series) and before suiting it up for Bigelow he can next be seen in Seeking Justice with Nic Cage when the film hits theatres next month.
Perrineau is joining an already incredible ensemble that been assembled for Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to her Academy Award winning Hurt Locker. Once again directing from a script by Mark Boal, her new film follows the now famous SEAL Team 6 unit that was responsible for finding and killing Osama Bin Laden. Perrineau joins Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, Edgar Ramirez, Jason Clarke, Mark Strong, Kyle Chandler and Chris Pratt as well as the amazing Jennifer Ehle and Nash Edgerton, who signed on two days ago. I don't want to start talking the next awards season already, especially when it's only February, but I'll be shocked to see any ensemble compete with Bigelow's cast next year. The film opens December 19.
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