TNT's 'Snowpiercer' Adds Starpower By signing Jennifer Connelly To Cast
In any event, Snowpiercer is still a kinda/sorta strange SciFi commodity to make the transition to the small screen. (For those unaware, the film was based on a graphic novel.) More accessible properties like Planet of the Apes, Logan's Run, and Alien Nation enjoyed limited success in heading from the silver screen to the small screen, but none of them made it out of their single-season existences. (Alien Nation did eventually launch a series of telefilms to tie up some loose ends and continue to develop plotlines from the show, but you catch my drift.) Given its lackluster box office, I'm not certain what the suits at TNT are expecting, but rest assured I'll be there when it eventually airs.
Deadline (link) has published a story today citing that award-winning actress Jennifer Connelly has boarded that "train to nowhere," and I think that definitely bodes well for the project. She's a recognized talent who has an established track record in choosing excellent stories, and I suspect her participation will raise some eyebrows amongst the entertainment intelligentsia. Check out the link for a few more details on the production, if you're interested.
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