Oscar Nom Octavia Spencer Joining Bong Joon-Ho's 'Snow Piercer'
Though she was recognizable for goofy roles in films like Dinner for Schmucks and Win a Date with Tad Hamilton, actress Octavia Spencer is quickly on the rise as a big name after her Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress in The Help, not to mention all the acclaim from critics and various other awards. Now Spencer has been lined up for Snow Piercer the story 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. More below!
Spencer joins a cast that already includes Chris Evans, John Hurt and Tilda Swinton who are part of the class system that evolves on the train before a revolution starts brewing. Heat Vision says that Spencer will play one of the passengers as well who joins the revolt in order to save her son. Combine this with Spencer's role in the next film from Diablo Cody project which will mark the Juno writer's directorial debut, and the next couple of years should be even more exciting for the actress following all this awards love for The Help.