The Rodriguez/Tarantino exploitation smashup Grind House continues to collect familiar faces in its extensive cast, which now includes puppy-eyed Lost castaway Naveen Andrews.
In Planet Terror (or Project Terror, we’re still not sure which), Rodriguez’s half of the horror double-feature, Andrews (he’s dreamy!) will play a military scientist helping battle the murderous "sickos" unleashed by an experiment gone awry. He joins a cast that already includes Freddy Rodriguez, Michael Biehn, Jeff Fahey, Michael Parks, Marley Shelton, Josh Brolin, Rose McGowan, Tom Savini and Black Eyed Peas throat Stacy Ferguson. Much of Rodriguez’s flick was already shot months ago before taking a break amidst numerous rumors.
Andrews is making the best of his time away from smoke monsters and confounding plot elements — he’s also starring with Jodie Foster in Neil Jordan’s The Brave One. Meanwhile, Quentin Tarantino is gearing up for his Death Proof half of Grind House, which will (unofficially so far) star Mickey Rourke as a homicidal driver chasing stunt babe Zoë Bell. The Weinstein Co. project is slotted for an Easter 2007 release.