Hugo Weaving Reteaming with Wachowski Siblings for 'Cloud Atlas'
After working with Andy and Lana (that's right, not Larry) Wachowski on all three installments of The Matrix franchise, the fantastic Hugo Weaving is set to re-team with the writing/directing duo again. THR reports Weaving has joined the cast of Cloud Atlas, the adaptation of David Mitchell's novel of the same name. The story spans centuries following a 19th century American notary, a poor British musician in the 1930s, a journalist in 1970s California, a vanity press publisher in the early 21st century, a rebellious clone in the near future and a primitive Hawaiian tribesman surviving after the apocalypse. Yeah, it's pretty epic.
In addition, Ben Wishaw (The International) has also joined the cast which already includes Halle Berry and the always fantastic Tom Hanks. And if that wasn't good enough, each actor in the film will be playing multiple roles, something Hanks should be used to after The Polar Express. The two Wachowski siblings are working with director Tom Tykwer on the project and I'm already quite excited to see how it turns out. Weaving's turn in The Matrix films pretty much made him a household name (or at least an easily recognizable face) as Agent Smith, and he's a welcome addition to any project, especially one with the Wachowski's. Sound good?