Cameras Set to Roll on Star-Studded Cloud Atlas

Producers Grant Hill and Stefan Arndt announce that “Cloud Atlas” will begin filming on Sept. 16. The ambitious, independently-financed film will be co-directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski, directors/writers of the ground-breaking “Matrix” trilogy, and Tom Tykwer, director/writer of “Run Lola Run.”

Tom Hanks and Halle Berry lead an all-star ensemble that includes Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Keith David and David Gyasi. The film also stars Hugh Grant and Susan Sarandon, with Chinese actress Zhou Xun and Doona Bae from Korea rounding out the internationally acclaimed cast.

“Cloud Atlas” is an epic story of humankind in which the actions and consequences of our lives impact one another throughout the past, present and future as one soul is shaped from a murderer into a savior and a single act of kindness ripples out for centuries to inspire a revolution.

The Wachowskis and Tykwer co-wrote “Cloud Atlas,” an adaptation of the celebrated best-selling novel by David Mitchell. Their unique creative collaboration began several years ago and has resulted in a vision that involves simultaneous filming of two full units that will take them to Scotland, Spain and Germany.

Award-nominated producers Grant Hill and Stefan Arndt are producing, with Philip Lee and Uwe Schott serving as executive producers.

“Cloud Atlas” will be distributed in the United States and Canada by Warner Bros. Pictures and in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland by X-Filme-Verleih.

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