When you consider the hoopla surrounding the cast of TV's Heroes, I can't help but wonder if James Kyson Lee (aka Ando Masahashi) ever gets a little jealous. Who knows? Maybe he needs his own hi-profile (if not slightly off-putting) real life romance to raise his celebrity profile. Sci Fi Wire spoke with Lee about his starring role in the Jason Robert Stephens' horror flick Necrosis, so maybe now he'll earn just a few more headlines of his very own.

Lee's role in Necrosis will be far from his happy-go-lucky sidekick gig on TV. Lee stars as man haunted by visions from the past, or more specifically, flashbacks surrounding the infamous Donner Party. Of course, this is a horror movie, so you can imagine that these glimpses into the past aren't going to be fun. According to Lee, his character is very similar to a certain infamous caretaker for the Overlook Hotel. Lee tells Wire, "My character carries a similar arc to [Jack] Nicholson's; it's a man's journey from the beginning to his self-destructing in front of you. For me, it was a really interesting character to play."

Necrosis (which for you vocabulary fans out there means: the death of living cells or tissues), has already started filming in Lake Tahoe on the California/Nevada border. The production started just in time for plenty of snow to help set the mood, Lee told Wire, "We were just enveloped in all this white, and there's something really serene and beautiful yet isolating and with the potential to be haunting." Necrosis is expected to arrive in theaters later this year.
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