Warner Bros has launched an official website for the upcoming Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer movie, and it features the various faces that stars Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Jim Broadbent, Jim Sturgess and Hugo Weaving wear in the film. We only saw them teased in the extended trailer that was released in July, and now we get to see them in their full glory.
As you can see in the above image, not all of the characters that the actors play are constrained by their skin color, race or gender. Berry plays a white woman in one storyline. Weaving plays a woman. Sturgess plays an Asian character.
From what we know about the story, the link between each actor’s characters is their personality. Based on David Mitchell’s 2004 novel of the same name, “Cloud Atlas” will weave together six different storylines that take place over many time periods for one overall narrative.
“We thought about these individual characters as aspects of larger characters,” Lana Wachowski said in a recent interview. “Their lives are interwoven over one big story that takes place over a thousand years.”
“Cloud Atlas” was co-directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer. The movie also stars Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon and James D’Arcy.