Hugh Grant is the latest actor to come aboard Cloud Atlas for directors Andy Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Lana Wachowski.

He joins a cast that also includes Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, and Susan Sarandon.

Cloud Atlas is based on the novel of the same name from author David Mitchell. The story follows the evolution of a soul as it transpires through six separate existences spanning various centuries.

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Cloud Atlas will begin principle photography on September 16th as it heads to Scotland, Spain, and Germany. Two full units will shoot the film simultaneously.

B. Alan Orange