With the Lost season 4 finale come and gone, what’s a TV fan to do during the long summer and fall months while waiting for Lost‘s return in 2009? Why, head to a cool air-conditioned theater and watch the Lost cast take on big movie roles, of course.
Already this summer Jack (Matthew Fox) ditched the beach and took a break from fretting over the island’s insistence that he return so that he could play Racer X in Speed Racer. Before that he could be seen in the twisty turvy thriller, Vantage Point. But Lost‘s grizzled doctor isn’t only one who is taking the leap from small screen to big.
Though Claire is currently kicking it in Jacob’s cabin, actress Emilie de Ravin has been busy on film sets. Coming up for her this August is a role in The Perfect Game, a film set in 1957 that tells the true story of a rag-tag group of kids from Monterrey, Mexico who shock the world by playing a string of perfect little league baseball games, the only perfect game ever pitched in the Championship. Emilie de Ravin will be playing a character named Frankie, though the extent of her role is not currently well known.
Kate (Evangeline Lilly) meanwhile will be seen in the film Afterwards. Romain Duris stars as a New York lawyer who divorces his longtime love and is then granted the ability to know when people are going to die. As to how Evangeline Lilly’s character will be involved in the film we don’t yet know, but we do know the film will also feature John Malkovich as a doctor / mysterious mystical messenger, and who doesn’t want to see that?
Sayid will take a break from assassinating Ben’s foes when Naveen Andrews takes on a new role in the film Animals. Starring alongside Buffy the Vampire Slayer actor Marc Blucas, Naveen Andrews will play an animalistic man who is part of a subculture that Blucas’s character is drawn into by the alluring Nicki Aycox (Supernatural). Touted as a humorous, sexy thriller, this flick will be one to watch out for later this year.
Coming in July is Felon, featuring a very much not exploded Michael (Harold Perrineau). Also starring Val Kilmer and Stephen Dorff, Felon is a drama about a man convicted of killing an intruder who must cope with life in the violent penal system.
Benjamin Linus’s off-island world tour continues when Michael Emerson takes on a role in Ready? OK! A comedy about a single mom trying to deal with her son’s feminine interests, this film seems destined to fit in the Little Miss Sunshine mold. Expect a lighter Michael Emerson here than the captivating creep he plays on Lost.
Former Lost actors are also keeping busy. Lost‘s Boone (Ian Somerhalder) will soon be making appearances in The Lost Samaritan, about a man who is targeted by assassins after he stops to help someone in need, and The Tournament, about a group of assassins drawn together in a giant battle royale. Meanwhile his TV sister Maggie Grace will play former spy Liam Neeson’s kidnaped daughter in Taken.
With these movies and more on the way next year as the talented Lost cast takes on new roles, we’ll all have plenty to watch to keep us distracted during the long wait before Lost season 5 begins airing in 2009. At least, that’s what we here at BuddyTV keep trying to tell ourselves.
– , BuddyTV Staff Writer
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