Tilda Swinton And Jamie Bell Could Join Chris Evans In Snow Piercer
Chris Evans has landed a couple of co-stars. Earlier this week it was reported that the Captain America: The First Avenger star could sign on for the newest film from The Host writer-director Bong Joon-ho and today Variety has learned that two very high profile names from this year's Oscar race are also in talks to board the movie.
Tilda Swinton and Jamie Bell are now in talks for Snow Piercer, a project that also has the distinction of having Chan-wook Park attached as a producer. The movie is set in a world that is covered in ice and snow and follows a group of passengers on a train that must help each other in order to survive. While she is seemingly always in the Oscar race in some capacity or another, this year Swinton has earned high marks and incredibly buzz for her performance in We Need To Talk About Kevin, while Bell was the star of The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, which is currently considered the frontrunner in the Best Animated Feature category at the Academy Awards. The film will be the first American film that Bong Joon-ho has directed and has him following in Park's footsteps (the director recently completed production on Stocker, starring Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode and Dermot Mulroney). The trade doesn't mention when the project will go into production.
This project is really gaining steam fast. Evans has proven that he can give a great performance when given a solid script and character, but Swinton and Bell are just icing on the cake. This will be one to be on the lookout for.
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