Vince Flores/Celebrity Photo
04/03/2009 at 03:00 PM EDT
's Anil Kapoor is adding another role to his impressive roster. The actor is joining the cast of 24
Kapoor, who starred as the game show host in the Oscar-winning Millionare
, will play a Middle Eastern leader who comes to the U.S. on a peacemaking mission.
, which stars Kiefer Sutherland as agent Jack Bauer, is currently in its seventh season.Slumdog Millionare racked up eight Academy Awards
at this year's Oscar ceremony, including ones for Best Picture and Best Director.