Naveen Andrews, the British-born Indian actor who plays an Iraqi interrogator in the hit ABC show Lost, has joined the cast of The Brave One, a film starring Jodie Foster. The movie is being directed by Neil Jordan, director of The Crying Game, Interview With The Vampire, and the Steve Guttenberg comedy High Spirits.
In the film, Foster stars as a woman who is psychologically damaged after an assault. She embarks on a mission of revenge, seeking out her attacker and attempting to exact justice. Andrews plays Foster's fiancé.
As an actor, Andrews has had previous experience with darkness--on Lost, his character Sayid is an ex-Iraqi military interrogator. In several episodes Sayid has brutally interrogated suspected villains, an Iraqi military superior, and even fellow castaway Sawyer.
Andrews' previous film credits include the The English Patient, Pride and Prejudice, and the 2002 remake of Rollerball.
The film also stars Terrence Howard and Mary Steenburghen. It is being produced by Die Hard producer Joel Silver, from a screenplay by Withblade writers Bruce A. Taylor written by Roderick Taylor, adapting a story by Will & Grace scribe Cynthia Mort.