Octavia Spencer Joins Sci-Fi Thriller Snow Piercer

Award-winning The Help co-star Octavia Spencer has joined the cast of director Bong Joon-ho’s sci-fi thriller Snow Piercer and will appear alongside Chris Evans, John Hurt and Tilda Swinton, as well as Korean actor Song Kang-ho (The Host).

Heat Vision says the film “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 to save her son. Joon-ho co-wrote the script for the film, produced by Park Chan-wook and Dooho Choi.

Kelly Masterson wrote the most recent draft for the project, based on the French graphic novel “Le Transperceneige.”