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Matthew Fox may star in a Neil LaBute play: Is this the right post-'Lost' career?

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Image Credit: Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage.comLike a lot of other Lost fans, I never really liked Jack. Sawyer was funnier; Locke was more compelling; Desmond was awesomeness personified. So I have to credit Matthew Fox for making the ultimately Jack-centric series finale such an emotional night of television. Fox spent most of his Lost hiatuses making forgettable movies like Vantage Point and We Are Marshall. It looks like the game plan might be changing: according to the L.A. Times, he’s currently negotiating to star in a Neil LaBute play in London.

On the Friends continuum of post-megahit career moves, that’s certainly a better idea than “star in a spin-off where Jack moves to Los Angeles with sexy results.” But David Schwimmer’s first big job after Friends…was starring in a Neil LaBute play in London. And much as I love Greenzo, Schwimmer’s post-Central Perk directing career has yet to fully take off. (Even Matt LeBlanc is staging a meta-comeback.)

What do you think, PopWatchers? Is Fox’s future with the legitimate theatre? Or should he follow costars Daniel Dae Kim and (fingers crossed!) Josh Holloway back to television?