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Jennifer Connelly to Star in Snowpiercer Pilot

June 7, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Jennifer Connelly is set to star in TNT’s Snowpiercer series. The network announced on Wednesday that the Oscar-winning actress will join Daveed Diggs in the sci-fi thriller, which is based on the film of the same name. Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange) will direct the pilot.

Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the Snowpiercer series 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 plays 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.