Thanks to a tip from a reader -- cheers Carmen! -- pointing us towards an interview with The Telegraph in support of his role in "Sailcoat," one of two films featuring Hurt on the Oscar Live Action Short shortlist, the actor reveals that he's the latest thesp with a ticket to board "Snow Piercer," the English-language debut of Korean helmer Bong Joon-Ho, the man behind "Memories of Murder," "The Host" and "Mother." Based on a French graphic novel called "La Transperceneige," the project is set in an icy, apocalyptic future, on board a train of survivors divided into carriages by their class, and while there's no detail on his role, Hurt joins Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell and Song Kang-Ho in the project. Not too shabby, eh?
Hurt seems to be looking forward to the film, commenting mischieviously that "All the film crew refer to him, with great reverence, as 'Director Bong.' I love the fact that I am working for Director Bong." And given that "Before The Devil Knows You're Dead" scribe Kelly Masterson is currently rewriting a script from the director and "Oldboy" writer/director Park Chan-Wook, we don't blame him. Filming starts in March for a 2013 release.