The last movie I saw starring Jennifer Connelly was Noah. A serviceable movie with a batshit premise, the film chronicling Noah’s Ark and the great flood turned out to be surprisingly good. As for her last feature, American Pastoral, not so much. Connelly has other films coming soon, but like some actresses, she is making the leap to TV. Per THR:
Jennifer Connelly is headed for cable.
The Oscar winner for A Beautiful Mind has been cast as the female lead in TNT’s adaptation of feature film Snowpiercer.
Based on the 2013 film starring Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer is described as a futuristic thriller set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland and the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting television adaptation.
Connelly will take on the role of Melanie Cavill, a first-class passenger who works as the Voice of the Train, responsible for making the daily announcements over its PA system. Although many in her VIP position are dismissive of the lower-class passengers, Melanie is curiously fascinated by them. The original film was set in a post-apocalyptic Ice Age where the only remaining life on the planet survives aboard a train that travels around the globe.
As we’ve stated before on this site (have we? I can’t remember) movies that become TV shows are nothing new. But I feel as if this may become a trend that will eventually eat itself. With shows like Fargo highlighting how to do movie-to-TV correctly, someone may get the bright idea to adapt Dirty Grandpa for TV. I’m not saying it’s me (it is), but it sure is fun to think about.