The character is described as "curiously fascinated" by the lower class passengers, which makes her an oddity among the elite.
According to Deadline, Connelly will be teaming up with "Hamilton" star Daveed Diggs for the project. Though not her first television role, this does mark Connelly's first foray into the medium in nearly two decades.
Snowpiercer will take place seven years after the Earth has become a frozen wasteland, with the survivors inhabiting a huge train that circles the globe. Well is a prisoner who gets swept up in the class struggle that threatens to forever alter life on the train.
Connelly won an Academy Award (R), a Golden Globe (R), a BAFTA Award and numerous other accolades for her performance as Alicia Nash in Ron Howard's A Beautiful Mind. Connelly recently appeared in the 1960s period drama American Pastoral, opposite its co-star and debuting director Ewan McGregor.
Hamilton Tony victor Daveed Diggs stars. She will soon be seen in the firefighter drama Granite Mountain, with Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and Jeff Bridges, and the Robert Rodriguez-directed, James Cameron-produced sci-fi epic Alita: Battle Angel, with Michelle Rodriguez, Mahershala Ali and Christoph Waltz.
As of late, the release date for "Snowpiercer" hasn't been announced by TNT. That, however, was only a temporary setback for the Snowpiercer.
With Snowpiercer's uniquely stylized dystopic premise, coupled with its overt political themes of class division and a putrid pathos focused on the sinking depths of the human condition, there will certainly be much with which to work when it comes to a prospective ongoing television series.