'Snowpiercer' to be made into US TV series

The Oscar victor for A Beautiful Mind has been cast as the female lead in TNT's adaptation of feature film Snowpiercer. It tells the story of a train that circles the globe nonstop and contains the remnants of humanity seven years after the world has turned into a frozen wasteland. Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton starred in the movie version.

Connelly will play Melanie Cavill, a member of Snowpiercer's first class. Cavill is also known as the "Voice of the Train" as she is responsible for daily train-wide announcements that are made over the PA system.

While many in her VIP position are dismissive of the lower class passengers, she is curiously fascinated by them, reported Ace Showbiz.

Mickey Sumner will join TNT's Snowpiercer to play a character named Bess Till, reports Deadline. Now Jennifer Connelly has been cast in a role that will explore life in First Class.

Jennifer Connelly is headed for cable. 2001's A Beautiful Mind - a biopic of mathematician John Nash - would yield Connelly a 2002 Oscar win for Best Supporting Actress in a role opposite Russell Crowe.

Connelly's credits include features Requiem for a Dream and Blood Diamond. She also teamed up with actor Ewan McGregor in "American Pastoral", and the project marked McGregor's directorial debut. She will soon be seen in the firefighter drama Granite Mountain, with Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and Jeff Bridges, and the Robert Rodriguez-directed, James Cameron-produced sci-fi epic Alita: Battle Angel, with Michelle Rodriguez, Mahershala Ali and Christoph Waltz.

As of late, the release date for "Snowpiercer" hasn't been announced by TNT.

The hourlong drama pilot, directed by Doctor Strange helmer Scott Derrickson, is set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, and the remnants of humanity inhabit a huge, perpetually moving train that circles the globe.

  • Salvatore Jensen