Oscar-Winning Actress Jennifer Connelly To Slum It On Television For TNT's Snowpiercer Pilot [UPDATED]

 

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Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Connelly, or as we like to call her, Jennifer Lawrence — it's extremely difficult to tell Jennifers apart — has been cast in the pilot for TNT's Snowpiercer, according to a report from Deadline. Daveed Diggs is also set to star in the show, with Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson directing the pilot. Snowpiercer is based on the acclaimed 2013 film by writer/director Bong Joon-ho, which starred Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Go Ah-sung, John Hurt, and Ed Harris.

Connelly's character is described as:

Melanie Cavill, a First Class passenger who works as the Voice of the Train – responsible for making the daily announcements over its PA system. Though many in her VIP position are dismissive of the lower class passengers, Melanie is curiously fascinated by them.

The show is set seven years after an ice age made the Earth uninhabitable except for aboard the titular train, which sets it earlier than the movie.

UPDATE: The National Association of Jennifers has contacted Bleeding Cool to let us know that the image used at the top of this article is neither Jennifer Connelly nor Jennifer Lawrence (who NAJ assures us are actually two separate people), but rather Jennifer Lopez. We apologize for any confusion this mistake may have caused.

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