Bong Joon-Ho continues to fill out the cast of his indie sci-fi thriller ‘Snow Piercer,’ and now Variety has word of a new addition. According to the trade, ‘Trainspotting’ star Ewan Bremner has joined the ensemble cast of Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, and Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer.
Penned by Joon-ho and Park Chan-wook (‘Oldboy’), with rewrites from Kelly Masterson (‘Before The Devil Knows You're Dead’), the film is set in “a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snow Piercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system evolves on the train but a revolution brews.”
Bremner will play a father who joins forces with Evans' character to save his kidnapped son.