EW Staff
September 29, 2006 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The costar of ABC’s The Nine (the hostage drama debuts Oct. 4) says, ”He’s so cutting-edge and unreserved!” of Oscar winner Penn, who plays a bombastic Louisiana politico in the current release All the King’s Men. ”I would want to do something dramatic, something with action, [not] comedy. He has no fear, which is so cool and dangerous.”

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