Cloud Atlas Adds Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving and Ben Whishaw to Cast

halleberry-300.jpgStill having trouble believing that directors Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer are planning an adaptation of David Mitchell's seemingly un-adaptable Cloud Atlas with Tom Hanks set to star? Believe it. The three directors have staffed up their multi-layered adaptation with another Oscar winner, an up and coming heartthrob, and Agent Smith.

THR reports that Halle Berry, Ben Whishaw and Hugo Weaving will co-star with Hanks in Cloud Atlas, a film that will attempt to tell six different stories -- from a 19th century notary to a rebel clone in the near future -- with each actor playing multiple roles.

In other words: bananas. Filming on Cloud Atlas is set to begin this fall. Warner Bros. will release the film domestically, while Focus Features International is now looking for a buyer at the Marche de Cannes for the worldwide rights.

· Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw Join 'Cloud Atlas' (Cannes Exclusive) [THR]


  • Morgo says:

    I still can't figure out who Tom Hanks will play? Adam Ewing? One of the guys on swanneke B? I guess Halle Berry will be Meryam and Ben Whishaw will be Frobisher. Interesting that the actors will play multiple roles, thats a really good idea