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Jennifer Connelly joins TNT's Snowpiercer series

And TNT's adaptation of Bong Joon ho's SNOWPIERCER continues to barrel forth!

In its second major casting announcement, the network has stated it has added Oscar-winner Jennifer Connelly (LABYRINTH, A BEAUTIFUL MIND) to the series. That hotness oughta melt some ice! (So sorry.)

The pilot episode will be directed by DOCTOR STRANGE helmer Scott Derrickson; here's the synopsis:

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. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting television adaptation.

Connelly will play Melanie Cavill, a First Class passenger who works as the Voice of the Train – responsible for making the daily announcements over its PA system. Though many in her VIP position are dismissive of the lower class passengers, Melanie is curiously fascinated by them.

Connelly joins previously announced Daveed Diggs, who will play a prisoner barely surviving the harsh conditions in the tail end of the train. A quiet thinker who spends his days sniffing the industrial-waste-turned-drug Chronole and tending to his cage full of rats, Layton becomes a reluctant participant in a struggle that could upend life on the train.

Snowpiercer is being executive-produced by writer-showrunner Josh Friedman (Avatar 4, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles); director Scott Derrickson; Tomorrow Studios' Marty Adelstein (Aquarius, Prison Break, Teen Wolf) and Becky Clements (Good Behavior, Aquarius, Last Man Standing); and the original film's Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.

Extra Tidbit: How many seasons can a Snowpiercer series reasonably last?

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