Explore the Many Different Faces of the 'Cloud Atlas' Cast Over Time
Everything is Connected. Be prepared to have your mind blown. Ever since we first heard a few years back that the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer were casting actors to play multiple roles as multiple characters in the six various century-spanning storyline in Cloud Atlas, I've been anxiously awaiting a good look at all of them. We finally got a first taste with a phenomenal 5-minute trailer, and as part of the next phase of marketing Warner Bros has launched an official website that, so far, contains a timeline filled with faces of all of the actors. Many folks have already identified the various roles, but this is a complete cast breakdown.
Cloud Atlas contains six storylines, adapted from David Mitchell's novel. The first one takes place in the mid 1800s, the last one takes place in the distant future in post-apocalyptic Hawaii. If you need a better guide on the stories, our friends at SlashFilm have a great piece explaining each, with unique titles like "An Orison of Sonmi-451" and "Sloosha's Crossin' an' Ev'rythin' After". Here's a look at the faces of the Cloud Atlas cast:
Tom Hanks as Dr. Henry Goose / Isaac Sachs / Dermot 'Duster' Hoggins / Valleysman Zachry:
Hugo Weaving as Bill Smoke / Nurse Noakes / ?? / Old Georgie:
Halle Berry as ?? / Jocasta Ayrs / Luisa Rey / Meronym:
Jim Sturgess as Adam Ewing / Hae-Joo Im:
Jim Broadbent as Vyvyan Ayrs / Timothy Cavendish:
James D'Arcy as Rufus Sixsmith / ??:
Hugh Grant as Alberto Grimaldi / ??:
Ben Whishaw as Robert Frobisher:
Doona Bae as Sonmi-451:
David Gyasi as Autua / Keith David as Joe Napier:
Susan Sarandon as Ursula / ??:
My favorites have to be the many faces of Hugo Weaving, as already seen on reddit. Though I really can't wait to see the performances of Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, I honestly expect both of them to at least get Oscar nominations, as far as I can tell from this early perspective. But only time will tell what happens, and if this is even worthy! Cloud Atlas looks spectacular, ambitious and exciting and so many ways, and I can't wait to see it at TIFF coming up. For more, be sure to check out the official site: CloudAtlasMovie.com.
Cloud Atlas is the ambitious adaptation of David Mitchell's novel, co-written/directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski (Bound, The Matrix, Speed Racer) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run, The International), that features six century-spanning storylines, all using the same actors playing characters across time and space. The film explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Warner Bros has Cloud Atlas set for release on October 26th. Trailer here.