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Casting: Snowpiercer series lands regular; Adrienne Barbeau joins cast of indie horror film

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Aug 8, 2018

The upcoming Jennifer Connelly-led Snowpiercer series has landed a series regular, and a member of 1980s horror and sci-fi royalty joins an ensemble cast for an upcoming indie horror film in this casting roundup twofer.

First up, Iddo Goldberg has been cast as a series regular in TNT’s Snowpiercer. A TNT spokesperson confirms to SYFY WIRE a Deadline report that Goldberg will play Bennett, one of the original engineers who helped design the train, and therefore also one of the few who knows the train’s deepest darkest secrets. The former Salem cast member will star opposite Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs.

Snowpiercer is a dystopian sci-fi thriller based on the 2013 film of the same name by Bong Joon-ho (which itself is based on the 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, and Jean-Marc Rochette). Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the series focuses on what remains of humanity, who inhabit a massive train that constantly circles the globe. Like the film, the series plans to tackle issues of class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival.


 

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Next, Adrienne Barbeau (John Carpenter's Escape from New York and The Fog) will star in Unearth, an indie horror film directed by John C. Lyons and Dorota Swies. Per Deadline, the Creepshow and Swamp Thing star will join a cast that includes Allison McAtee, P.J. Marshall, Rachel McKeon, Monica Wyche, Brooke Sorenson, and Marc Blucas.

Unearth centers on two neighboring farm families whose relationships become strained when one of them chooses to lease their land and have it drilled for natural gas. When the land is drilled, something long dormant deep beneath the surface is released.

Unearth is currently being filmed in northwestern Pennsylvania.