With a launch date still more than five months away, Lost has added yet another potential castaway (or Other) to its mix.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse have cast actor Jeff Fahey on the series. Fahey, best known for his work in The Lawnmower Man, The Marshall, and Grindhouse, will join the cast of Lost. The news comes on the heels of recent castings that include Lance Reddick, Rebecca Mader, Jeremy Davies, and Ken Leung.
Lindelof and Cuse wouldn't reveal just who Fahey will be playing (duh), but implied that they may have created the role specifically for Fahey. (Given that scary Unibomber-style beard in the EW photo, I'm going with... Other.)
Of the casting, Lindelof had this to say: "'Fahey is one of those actors who feels like he fits into the Lost model: He's enormously talented and will be vaguely recognizable to some people, but he'll be able to land on our island without most people going, 'Oh, I know who that guy is.' And especially for the part we cast him for, he has exactly the right sensibilities.''
Any takers on who this cult favorite actor will be playing?
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Jace is an LA-based television development and acquisitions exec who watches way too much television for his own good and would love a TiVo for every room in the house. (He’s halfway there.) His blog, Televisionary, can be found at televisionaryblog.com.