Jennifer Connelly to Star in 'Snowpiecer' Pilot on TNT

Jennifer Connelly
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Jennifer Connelly attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 5, 2016 in Paris, France.

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Connelly has signed on to co-star in TNT's upcoming Snowpiercer pilot.

The Labyrinth and A Beautiful Mind alum joins Tony Award-winner Daveed Diggs in the futuristic thriller, which Scott Derrickson will direct.

Snowpiercer Is Being Adapted for TV

Snowpiercer Is Being Adapted for TV

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The show is inspired by the 2013 film by Bong Joon Ho. Ho is an executive producer on the program, along with Derrickson and writer-showrunner Josh Friedman.

"Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe," the cable network said in a press release. "Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting television adaptation."

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.