Cloud Atlas : Jim Sturgess joins the cast

August 26, 2011

We just learned that British actor Jim Sturgess (21, The Way Back, One Day) has joined the already impressive cast of the upcoming movie Cloud Atlas, co-directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski. He will acts alonsgide Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon, Ben Wishaw and Jim Broadbent among others.

The actors will play several characters in the movie since the book consists of six stories taking place in various moments of history and in an imaginary future. Jim Sturgess confirmed it.

”[All the actors] play a few characters, it’s very clever what [the directors are] gonna try and do. I’m really really really excited about it. I think it’s going to be bonkers, it’s either going to work or it’s not. I’m really excited to see if we can pull it off, because it’s ambitious what they want to do. And it’s nice, you feel like no one’s ever done that in a film before, it’s like rep theater on a sort of giant movie scale.”

The filming will debut next month and 80% of it will take place at the Babelsber studios in Germany, as well as in Berlin. Two separate film crews will shoot parallel to each other. One will be directed by Tom Tykwer and the second one by the Wachowski.