February 3rd, 2012
03:43 PM ET
Fresh off their wins at the Screen Actors Guild awards, "The Help's" Octavia Spencer (who has also nabbed a Golden Globe for her role in the movie) and Viola Davis are looking toward future projects.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Spencer, who is up for the best supporting actress Oscar, has signed on for the sci-fi film "Snow Piercer."
Directed by Joon-ho Bong, "Snow Piercer" tells the story of a future in which an Ice Age kills off everyone except those aboard a train that crosses the globe thanks to its perpetual-motion engine.
When a revolt against the class system of the train emerges, Spencer's character joins in to save her son.
Tilda Swinton, Chris Evans, John Hurt and Korean actor Kang-ho Song have also signed on to the project.
Meanwhile, Spencer's co-star Viola Davis, who's nominated for a best actress Oscar, has two new projects on her plate. Variety reports that Davis will appear in the highly anticipated adaptations of the books "Ender's Game" and "Beautiful Creatures."
"Ender's" centers on talented strategist Ender Wiggins (played by Asa Butterfield), who's recruited to a military school to train to take down an alien race. Davis will portray a military psychologist who watches over the emotional well-being of the trainees in the futuristic film, which is being directed by Gavin Hood.
"Beautiful Creatures," directed by Richard LaGravenese, tells the story of two teens working to understand a curse that has been haunting the young woman's family for generations. Davis will play a librarian who was also the friend of the young man's deceased mother.
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