Just yesterday we brought you the news that Chris Evans (Captain America) was in talks to star in Snow Piercer, an indie drama by writer/director Bong Joon-ho (The Host) and producer Park Chan-wook (Oldboy). Now it looks like Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton) and Jamie Bell (The Adventures of Tintin) are also poised to star alongside the first avenger. While we don’t yet know much about the roles they are in talks for, we do know the basic plot of Snow Piercer, which follows a group of train travelers learning to co-exist in a new ice age. Production is scheduled to start in March though a distributor is not yet in place. Snow Piercer will mark the domestic directorial debut for Bong Joon-ho, whose film The Host was South Korea’s highest grossing film of all time. Hit the jump for more on Swinton and Bell.
News of potential cast members joining Snow Piercer comes via Variety. Apparently, the project is based off of French comic, “Le Transperceneige” by Jean-Marc Rochette. The train in the comic is comprised of 1001 cars carrying the last surviving humans on Earth after a devastating nuclear war.
Swinton, who is fresh off a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in We Need to Talk About Kevin, can next be seen in Wes Anderson’s quirk-fest, Moonrise Kingdom. Check out the phenomenal trailer here. Bell, who recently lent his voice to the titular hero of Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin, will be featured in the upcoming film, Man on a Ledge.
In addition to this May’s The Avengers, Evans is currently filming The Iceman, the true story of hired hit-man, Richard Kuklinski. In the film, Evans plays Robert Pronge, a hit-man named “Mister Softee” and acquaintance to the cold-blooded killer himself.