LOST star Dominic Monaghan has landed the lead role in the upcoming thriller PET.

The actor, who starred in all three Lord Of The Rings films, will play a loner who kidnaps his high school crush, in the MGM project.

Filming is to take place over the next few months.

PET is just one of a number of projects Dominic is undertaking as his recurring role as Charlie Pace in LOST comes to an end.

He can also be seen alongside Ron Perlman in Glenn McQuaid's zombie picture I SELL THE DEAD.

Meanwhile, it has emerged that Dominic provided the inspiration for the name of fellow LORD OF THE RINGS actor Billy Boyd's band.

Boyd, best known for his role as Pippin in the fantasy films, changed the band's name to BEECAKE after Monaghan sent him a picture of a cake covered in bees that he had seen when holidaying in Spain, reports the Inverness Courier.

07/02/2008 12:12:21