The new Snowpiercer TV series just got a huge bump in talent, as Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly was officially announced as a star of the upcoming series.
Snowpiercer tells the story of a train that roams the remnants of an all-but frozen Earth, with the economic classes being separated into different sections of the locomotive.
According to Deadline, Connelly has been tapped to join the TNT drama in a major role. She'll be playing Melanie Cavill, a First Class passenger who acts as the Voice of the Train. She relays messages from the upper class in the front, back to the lower classes in the back.
If you recall, another Oscar winning actress held a similar role in the 2013 Snowpiercer film, when Tilda Swinton acted as the train's messenger.
The new series is based on that very Bong Joon-ho film, which starred Chris Pine and Jamie Bell. To take it even one step further, that movie was based on a comic of the same name.
Connelly becomes the second name added to the series, following the announcement that Daveed Diggs would play the lead character Layton Well.
Scott Derrickson, director of Doctor Strange, will be helming the pilot episode. This is the second comic-inspired pilot that has been placed in Derrickson's hands, as he's also set to direct the Locke & Key pilot for Hulu.