Writer/directors Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer recently unveiled their ridiculously ambitious adaptation of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas with an awe-inspiring extended trailer, directors’ commentary, and poster, and now we’ve got a closer look at some of the film’s characters. The pic spans multiple time periods and locations, with the cast assuming numerous roles across different races and genders. The idea is that we’re all connected, and relationships can play out the same way no matter the time or place. The official site has now released images of the actors in all their character makeup, and it’s a sight to behold. Where else can you see Hugh Grant playing a futuristic tribesman, Tom Hanks done up as a gangster, and Halle Berry as a white woman?
Hit the jump to take a look at the images. The film also stars Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, David Gyasi, and Susan Sarandon. Cloud Atlas opens on October 26th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Cloud Atlas:
“Cloud Atlas” 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.
Images via the film’s official website.