Actor Ben Whishaw has joined the cast of Cloud Atlas for directors Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski. We reported back in April that Hugo Weaving had joined the cast, and now his deal has been finalized.
The project is based off the David Mitchell novel, which follows six story lines that develop in different time periods. One plot line deals with a 19th Century American notary, another centers on a poor British musician in the 1930s, while another focuses on a California journalist in the 1970s. The other three story lines revolve around a 21st Century publisher, a clone in the near future, and a primitive Hawaiian tribesman.