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.
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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.