Fresh off her SAG win for best supporting actress, ‘The Help’s’ Octavia Spencer has joined the cast of ‘Snow Piercer’, the popular sci-fi indie project being directed by Bong Joon-Ho. Spencer plays a passenger on the train who joins the revolt in order to save her son. Chris Evans, John Hurt and Tilda Swinton have also been casted.
‘Snow Piercer’, which Joon-Ho co-scripted, takes place in the future where, after a failed attempt 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 goes around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system evolves on the train but a revolution is imminent.
Chan Wook-Park and Dooho Choi are producing. Kelly Masterson wrote the most recent draft for this adaptation of the 1970s French graphic novel ‘Le Transperceneige’.
Spencer is sitting high this awards’ season from her acclaim for her work in ‘The Help’. So far she’s won a Broadcast Film Critics Award, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for her role of maid Minny Jackson in the adaptation of the Kathryn Stockett novel. She’s considered the favorite to win the Oscar in February.
Spencer’s next role in Mandate’s untitled Diablo Cody project, starts production in March, and then she moves to ‘Snow Piercer’ at the end of April.
Turn the page to watch Spencer’s very touching Best Supporting Actress acceptance speech.