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Octavia Spencer Joins Starring Cast Of Sci-Fi Thriller From South Korean Directors Of "The Host" & "Oldboy"

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act February 2, 2012 at 3:38PM

And here she goes... 
octavia spencer

And here she goes... 

Concerns that all the *shine* she received from her role in The Help may not translate to additional and varied roles may need to be rethought :)

She's already attached to co-star in Diablo Cody's directorial debut which begins production next month; and this afternoon brings word that the Octavia Spencer, the award-winning actress, and favorite to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at the ceremony later this month, has joined Chris Evans, John Hurt and Tilda Swinton in South Korean Bong Joon-Ho's sci-fi thriller Snow Piercer.

Some of you will recognize Joon-Ho as the mastermind behind that thrilling 2006 creature-feature The Host; he'll be directing from his own script, a project that will be produced by another South Korean superstar filmmaker Chan Wook-Park (Oldboy).

Synop for Snow Piercer:

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.

Octavia Spencer will play one of the trains passengers who joins the revolt in order to save her son. 

With those names behind the camera, and those infront of the camera, as well as an original sci-fi plot, Ms Spencer is in very good company here! 

After shooting Diablo Cody's project, she'll move directly onto this one, which begins production in April.

Busy, busy, busy...

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