Perrineau bottles up 'Killing Jar'


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." (partialdiff)