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Casting Bites: Signs, Drool, and More!

27 October 2008 9:03 AM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

As we come out of the weekend, Juno's dad and Claire Fisher's conservative boyfriend are teaming up for a new film. The Hollywood Reporter posts that J.K. Simmons and Chris Messina are joining Jessica Alba in An Invisible Sign of My Own. Described as an Amelie-style film, the indie "follows the transformation of a sheltered, math-obsessed teacher when a new science teacher arrives at her school." No word on who Simmons and Messina will play, but does it really matter when we have Alba not only taking over the whimsical shoes of Audrey Tatou, but also trying to be a math nerd? Strrrange casting!

And have you ever wondered what Thelma & Louise would've been like had they driven all over the place with a corpse? THR also posts that Laura Harring, Jill Marie Jones, and Oded Fehr have signed on to star in a new dark comedy called Drool. »

- Monika Bartyzel

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Harold Perrineau to Produce 'Case 219'

24 October 2008 7:53 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Harold Perrineau is safely off the island and away from Lost so has signed to executive produce and star in a drama Case 219. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the independent production will be based on Walter Dean Myers’ Shooter. The trade says the 2005 novel “centers on the aftermath of a high school shooting from the perspective of three misfit teens.”

The cast will include Evan Ross, Leven Rambin and Taylor Nichols, and most likely Leslie Hope.

Since completing his role on the ABC hit series, he has completed similar duties on The Killing Jar, costarring with Michael Madsen.  As an actor, he will next be seen in ABC;’s forthcoming The Unusuals.

Myers is a well regarded young adult author of fiction and on-fiction titles.  His Fallen Angels made the American Library Association's list of frequently challenged books, due to rough language and its depiction of the Vietnam War. He released a sequel, »

- Robert Greenberger

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Harold Perrineau is on the 'Case'

23 October 2008 7:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Former "Lost" castaway Harold Perrineau is coming aboard to executive produce and star in the indie drama "Case 219."

The film is based on the novel "Shooter" by award-winning children's book author Walter Dean Myers and centers on the aftermath of a high school shooting from the perspective of three misfit teens.

Christian Faber is producing.

Perrineau joins a supporting cast that includes Evan Ross, Leven Rambin and Taylor Nichols. Leslie Hope is in negotiations.

He recently wrapped up starring in and executive producing the indie film "The Killing Jar" with Michael Madsen and next appears in the upcoming ABC drama "The Unusuals."

Perrineau is repped by Apa. Ross and Hope are repped by Icm. Rambin is repped by Endeavor and Talent Works reps Nichols. »

- By Leslie Simmons

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Movie Review: The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

14 October 2008 1:08 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It all started out so pretty

Photo: Warner Bros. Four years following the release of The Matrix the Wachowski brothers bring back Neo, Trinity, Morpheus and Agent Smith to fight another day. Anticipation couldn't be higher, so much to the point there was no way the film could live up to it. Simultaneously shot with the third film in the trilogy (Matrix Revolutions) to be released six months afterward, The Matrix Reloaded begins an undetermined time into the future since we last watched Neo fly off into the atmosphere after threatening to show the machines a world without them. Well, that didn't work out too well because as we are getting our first glimpse of the underground human stronghold Zion and learning the machines are digging their way through the Earth and should be there soon enough kill the humans in about 72 hours, give or take. When I first saw »

- Brad Brevet

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Perrineau joins Trejo, Madsen in 'Jar'

9 September 2008 7:52 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Harold Perrineau, he of Lost fame, is to star opposite Michael Madsen and Danny Trejo in a new film called Killing Jar, an independent thriller to be directed by Mark Young.

The film, also scripted by Young, is about a stranger armed with a shotgun who takes seven patrons hostage at a remote roadside diner. As the body count rises, the survivors discover that one of the hostages might be more dangerous than their captor. That's according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Perrineau has previously starred in high-profile flicks The Matrix and 28 Weeks Later.

He is also executive-producing 'Jar'. »

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Genre Stars Line Up for 'The Killing Jar'

9 September 2008 4:32 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Filed under: Action, Drama, Horror

It's only because Mark Young's upcoming The Killing Jar sounds like a nifty cross between hostage thriller and monster movie that I think this piece is worthy of note -- but there's also the fact that the film now has guys like Michael Madsen, Harold Perrineau, and Danny Trejo attached. And anyone who loves action / horror / B-movies in general has to be somewhat intrigued by that particular ensemble.

Mr. Young, who last year gave us the half-decent Tooth and Nail as part of the After Dark Horrorfest, will direct his own screenplay. The title is indeed The Killing Jar, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, it's about "a stranger armed with a shotgun who takes seven patrons hostage at a remote roadside diner. As the body count rises, the survivors discover that one of the hostages might be more dangerous than their captor." Count me in for this one. »

- Scott Weinberg

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Harold Perrineau Off Island, In Jar

9 September 2008 10:50 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Doesn't The Killing Jar sound kind of like some kind of torture device the Saw people would come up with? At the very least, it's not the kind of place you'd imagine Michael from Lost deserves, given the treatment he got from the show that brought him back only to kill him almost immediately after. But Harold Perrineau, who is now off the island for good, is joining the cast of Jar, an independent thriller that The Hollywood Reporter says Perrineau will also executive produce. Danny Trejo and Michael Madsen also star in the movie about seven hostages who discover that one of them might be more dangerous than the man who captures them. Since Perrineau is playing one of the hostages, he should be able to see right through that dangerous captor-- after all, he's spent close personal time with Ben Linus. If he managed that, he can surely »

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Be Afraid of the Hostage in 'Killing Jar'

8 September 2008 11:05 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Harold Perrineau (28 Weeks Later, "Lost", "Oz") is being held hostage for his next big-screen role as the former "Lost" star has joined the cast of the indie thriller Killing Jar, with genre favs Michael Madsen and Danny Trejo (Grindhouse, From Dusk 'Till Dawn). Mark Young ("Tooth and Nail") is directing a pretty damn interesting script he penned about a stranger armed with a shotgun who takes seven patrons hostage at a remote roadside diner. As the body count rises, the survivors discover that one of the hostages might be more dangerous than their captor. Perrineau plays one of the hostages, a traveling salesman named John. Filming started during the weekend in North Carolina. »

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'Unusuals' books a showrunner

8 September 2008 7:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Bob DeLaurentis has joined ABC's new series "The Unusuals" as showrunner alongside creator Noah Hawley.

The duo will serve as showrunner/exec producers on the series from Sony Pictures TV. The ensemble dramedy, set in a New York police precinct, co-stars Amber Tamblyn, Jeremy Renner, Terry Kinney, Harold Perrineau and Adam Goldberg.

"Unusuals," which was given a series pickup last month, marks Hawley's first show as a creator.

DeLaurentis' credits include serving as exec producer on Fox's "The O.C." and executive producer/showrunner on NBC's "Providence." He is repped by Endeavor. »

- By Kimberly Nordyke

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Harold Perrineau bottles up 'Jar'

8 September 2008 7:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

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.

Perrineau also is executive producing the Morningstar Films project, with the indie company's John Sachar producing. Filming started during the weekend in North Carolina.

Mark Young ("Tooth and Nail") is directing a script he penned about a stranger armed with a shotgun who takes seven patrons hostage at a remote roadside diner. As the body count rises, the survivors discover that one of the hostages might be more dangerous than their captor.

Perrineau, who is repped by Apa, plays one of the hostages, a traveling salesman named John.

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

- By Leslie Simmons

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Heres a Brand New Clip From The Upcoming Film Felon Featuring Val Kilmer

9 August 2008 2:51 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released this brand new movie clip titled “Tatoos” for the upcoming drama film “Felon” by director Ric Roman Waugh and starring Val Kilmer (Knight Rider), Stephen Dorff, Harold Perrineau (Lost), Sam Shepard and Marisol Nichols as Laura Porter. Synopsis: A loving family man with a promising future loses everything when he accidentally kills the burglar who broke into his home. Covicted of involuntary manslaughter, he is sentence to spend the next three years inside a maximum security facility where the rules of society no longer apply. Stay tuned to Toxic Shock TV for the latest “Felon” movie news and trailers. »

- Brian Corder

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Felon

17 July 2008 9:23 PM, PDT | NYPost.com | See recent New York Post news »

A good cast and disciplined di rection add some distinction to Ric Roman Waugh's "Felon," which is basically the old tale about an innocent man corrupted by a stay in prison.

Stephen Dorff plays a dad who accepts a plea deal for hard time after he loses it and accidentally kills a home invader. This makes our blue-eyed hero prey for a sadistic guard (Harold Perrineau) who pits him against black and Latino prisoners for sport.

Protection comes in the form of our hero's cellmate, »

- By LOU LUMENICK

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SyFriday: Playing Race Card? Why Not The Whole Deck?

6 June 2008 4:49 AM, PDT | GeekNation.com | See recent GeekNation news »

There aren't too many things in this world that get me so worked up that I'll continue a rant I first started on SyFy Radio Wednesday night and continue it into my SyFriday column ... but Harold Perrineau sure knows what buttons to push. One of the biggest things that can get me really riled up is hate speech, bigotry, or anything else that falls into that family. I cannot stand when someone judges an entire group of people based on stereotypes, or the actions of a few, or what-not based on the color of their skin, the religion they practice (or lack thereof), who they are attracted to, what country their family is from, or any other distinction that creates a common-interest group like that. Believe it or not, there's something that riles me up even more: when someone takes advantage of »

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Perrineau Slams Lost Producers

6 June 2008 3:59 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actor Harold Perrineau is upset with the producers of Lost because they never told him they were bringing his character back to the drama to die.

The Matrix Revolutions star - who plays Michael in the hit show - was hoping his return to the desert island drama would allow his character to become more of a father to his screen son.

But Perrineau was annoyed to find out he was to be killed off in the latest season finale, which aired in America last week (ends30May08).

He admits he had no idea his character would perish and still feels bitter about returning to the show, which he first left during season two.

Perrineau tells America's TV Guide magazine, "I had no idea. It's like, 'What the hell?' I felt like, 'Is that it? I came back for that?'

"I'm disappointed, mostly because I wanted Michael and Walt (son) to have a happy ending. I was hoping Michael would get it together and actually wanna be a father to his kid.

"If I were writing it, I would write it differently."

And Perrineau fears his character's storyline was doomed from the start - because of his colour.

He adds, "If I'm being really candid, there are all these questions about how they respond to black people on the show... A little black boy and his father hooking up, that wasn't interesting. Instead, Walt just winds up being another fatherless child." »

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Perrineau slams 'Lost' stereotypes

5 June 2008 6:46 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Harold Perrineau has attacked the producers of Lost for portraying his character Michael Dawson as a black stereotype. Perrineau, who admitted that his brief return to the show was "a waste", told TV Guide he was angry over the representation of his character and son Walt. He said: "Listen, if I'm being really candid, there are all these questions about how they respond to black people on the show. "Sayid gets to meet Nadia again, and Desmond and Penny hook up again, but a little (more) »

- By Simon Reynolds

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Perrineau Jr. Attacks Lost's Race Stereotypes

5 June 2008 12:16 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Lost star Harold Perrineau Jr. has hit out at the show's producers for stereotyping its black cast.

Perrineau Jr - who played Michael in the hit show - will not be appearing in the hit series' fifth season.

And he believes his race was a factor.

He says, "Listen, if I'm being really candid, there are all these questions about how they respond to black people on the show.

"Sayid gets to meet Nadia again, and Desmond and Penny hook up again, but a little black boy and his father hooking up, that wasn't interesting? Instead, Walt just winds up being another fatherless child. It plays into a really big, weird stereotype and, being a black person myself, that wasn't so interesting."

But the show's executive producer Carlton Cuse says, "We pride ourselves on having a very racially diverse cast.

"It's painful when any actor's story line ends on the show. Harold is a fantastic actor whose presence added enormously to Lost." »

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Perrineau: Did Michael's Race Contribute to His Fate on 'Lost'?

2 June 2008 10:56 AM, PDT | GeekNation.com | See recent GeekNation news »

The following contains Moderate Spoilers for "There's No Place Like Home: Part 3," the season finale for ABC's "Lost."Harold Perrineau, who played Michael on ABC's "Lost," has questions about his character's second exit from the show, according to TV Guide. "I had no idea (my character would be killed)," Perrineau said during an interview about his latest demise, which took place after the character's much-publicized return to the series in March. "It's like, what the hell? . I felt like, was that it? I came back for that?" Michael, who was the father to Walt, an enigma on the show, originally left "Lost" at the end of Season 2. What has caused serious discussion on the Internet is the actor's concerns about Michael being killed because of his race. "Listen, if I.m being »

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Harold Perrineau joins ABC pilot

2 June 2008 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Harold Perrineau is staying on at ABC.

On the heels of his exit from the network's hit drama Lost, Perrineau has joined ABC's one-hour pilot presentation The Unusuals.

The Unusuals, from Sony TV, is a dramedy set at a New York police precinct.

Perrineau will play Det. Leo Banks who is always agitated and never takes off his Kevlar vest as he worries that he might die.

After leaving Lost in the second season, Perrineau made a much-talked about return this spring that culminated with the heroic death of his character Michael in the season finale last week.

Perrineau, who next stars in the Sony prison drama Felon, is repped by APA. »

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'Lost' actor unhappy with character's fate

2 June 2008 4:03 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Lost actor Harold Perrineau has criticised the show's bosses over the short-lived return of his character Michael Dawson. "I'm disappointed, mostly because I wanted Michael and [his son] Walt to have a happy ending," he told TV Guide, speaking about the explosive demise of Michael in the fourth season finale. "If I were writing it, I would write it differently." "I thought it was disappointing and a waste to come back, only to get beat up a few times (more) »

- By Ben Rawson-Jones

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Perrineau unhappy with 'Lost' axe

2 June 2008 4:01 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Lost actor Harold Perrineau has criticised the show's bosses over the short-lived return of his character Michael Dawson. "I'm disappointed, mostly because I wanted Michael and [his son] Walt to have a happy ending," he told TV Guide, speaking about the explosive demise of Michael in the fourth season finale. "If I were writing it, I would write it differently." "I thought it was disappointing and a waste to come back, only to get beat up a few times (more) »

- By Ben Rawson-Jones

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