The Wachowski’s ambitious Cloud Atlas is starting to round out its cast. Tom Hanks is already attached and now Hugo Weaving and Ben Wishaw have joined. Joining the Wachowskis is Tom Tykwer, who will co-direct. So it kinda of makes sense that Weaving and Wishaw have joined.
Weaving starred in the Matrix trilogy for the Wachowskis and Wishaw starred in Tykwer’s Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer. A couple other big names are also circling the project such as James McAvoy, Halle Berry and Sir Ian McKellan.
It’s an exciting project not only because of the talent involved but also because of the story. Six leads are featured in the film which has a plot that spans over thousands of years and multiple genres. With production getting underway in September, we should hear more confirmation on additional cast members in the near future. Until then, check out the synopsis below.
A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan’s California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified “dinery server” on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation — the narrators of Cloud Atlas hear each other’s echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changed in ways great and small.