June 7 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Connelly has signed on to co-star in TNT's upcoming Snowpiercer pilot.
The Labyrinth and A Beautiful Mind alum joins Tony Award-winner Daveed Diggs in the futuristic thriller, which Scott Derrickson will direct.
The show is inspired by the 2013 film by Bong Joon Ho. Ho is an executive producer on the program, along with Derrickson and writer-showrunner Josh Friedman
"Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe," the cable network said in a press release. "Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting television adaptation."