'Lost': John Hawkes joins for season six

Johnhawkes_eastboundanddown_290 "Lost" will be adding a little "Deadwood" to its cast for season six.

John Hawkes, who played Sol Star on "Deadwood" and co-stars in HBO's "Eastbound and Down," will have a recurring role on the ABC show's final season. He'll be playing a character named Lennon, The Hollywood Reporter says.

Here's the interesting part, though: Lennon is described as a "scruffy, edgy and charismatic spokesperson and translator for the president of a foreign corporation." The character also wields more influence than it would seem based on his job.

Two things spring to mind from that: First, it sounds like an excellent match between actor and role. Second, who does Lennon work for? My first thought is that he's a minion of Charles Widmore (Alan Dale) -- and given where "Lost" seems to be headed, it would seem natural that Widmore be more involved in the final season.

Sun (Yunjin Kim) is also the president of a foreign corporation, but she doesn't really need a translator. Another possibility, reaching even deeper into the "Lost" mythology, would be Alvar Hanso. We'll find out come early 2010.

What do you think of the casting, and how do you think Hawkes' character will fit into the story?

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