We first reported about Tom Hanks' potential involvement in Cloud Atlas back in June 2010. Actress Halle Berry revealed in November that she was a part of the cast, along with Natalie Portman and Tom Hanks. It seems that Tom Hanks is the only confirmed cast member at this time. Hugo Weaving is also allegedly a part of the cast.
Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer will direct Cloud Atlas from a script they will all co-write. The movie is based on the David Mitchell novel of the same name, which takes a look at how six separate stories and characters are all connected together.
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Production will start on Cloud Atlas in September.