Octavia Spencer joins Snow Piercer

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A 2011 dramedy that depicts a Mississippi town's experience adjusting to the changing times of the 60's. Emma Stone plays a southern girl who returns from college determined to become a writer. Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan causes quite the stir when she decides to interview black women in the community who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Though some of her closest friendships hang in the balance, Skeeter is unwilling to give up on her new endeavor, and soon more women come forward to tell their stories. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say about it. In addition to Emma Stone, "The Help" stars Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Chris Lowell, Sissy Spacek & Octavia Spencer.
February 3rd, 2012

Octavia Spencer has joined the cast of 'Snow Piercer'.

The 41-year-old actress - who is considered the front-runner for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her turn as maid Minny Jackson in 'The Help' - will star alongside Tilda Swinton and Chris Evans in the movie set on a future frozen world.

Bong Joon-Ho is directing the picture, which tells the tale of a world where experiments to put an end to global warming go wrong, causing the planet to freeze.

Most of the human race die off in the resulting cold, apart from a small band who are kept on a train which travels around the globe and is powered by a perpetual-motion engine.

However, when a class system develops, a revolution threatens, with Octavia on board to play the role of a woman who joins the revolt in a bid to save her son.

Chan Wook-Park and Dooho Choi are producing the project.

Octavia - who has so far won a SAG Award and a Golden Globe for her performance in 'The Help' - will next shoot a part in Diablo Cody's untitled project, before shooting 'Snow Piercer' in May.