The Help's Octavia Spencer just won a SAG award for best supporting actress and is likely to take home an Oscar this year. She has now been cast in Bong Joon-Ho's sci-fi thriller Snow Piercer, according to THR. She joins Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, and Korean actor Kang Ho Song (The Host).
Joon-Ho also penned the story that is "set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snow Piercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system evolves on the train but a revolution brews." Spencer will play "a passenger on the train who joins the revolt in order to save her son."
Snow Piercer is being produced by Chan Wook-Park and Dooho Choi. The most recent draft was written by Kelly Masterson and is based on the 1970s French graphic novel Le Transperceneige. This sounds like a great role for Spencer, who has had a wide variety of character roles throughout her career.
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