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Slumdog Millionare's Anil Kapoor Joins 24

04/03/2009 at 04:00 PM EDT

Slumdog Millionare's Anil Kapoor Joins 24
Anil Kapoor
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Slumdog Millionare's Anil Kapoor is adding another role to his impressive roster. The actor is joining the cast of 24 next season.

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.

FOX's 24, 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.

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