Ed Harris says it was the chance to work with Bong Joon Ho that made his get involved with Snowpiercer.
Harris joins the ensemble cast of Snowpiercer, as Joon Ho makes his English speaking debut, as he takes on the role of Wilford.
The movie is based on the graphic novel Le Transperceneige, but it was the chance to team up with Joon-Ho that was the major drawn for Harris.
Speaking to Collider, the actor said: "It was really having seen director Bong’s films that made me want to work with him.
"I would have played any role, if he’d asked me, just because I really appreciated his work. But the fact that he wanted me to play this guy who’s talked about through the whole film, and who’s the Wizard of Oz behind a curtain, had some attraction to me.
"It was interesting to try to fulfil something that director Bong wanted. It’s so built up, who this guy is, and then he’s just this old guy making dinner with his robe on.
"Director Bong really wanted him to be matter of fact and mundane and simple. It’s freaky that way."
Harris is part of a terrific cast for the film, as Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, and Octavia Spencer are all also on board.
It has been a busy year for Harris, as he has also completed work on Frontera, Cymbeline, and Run All Night.
No UK release date has yet been announced for Snowpiercer.
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