Tykwer to direct Hanks in Cloud Atlas
by Bénédicte Prot
Tom Tykwer continues to alternate between international projects and German features. After his major co-production The International [+see also:
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Co-scripted by Tykwer and the Wachowskis, the film is based on David Mitchell’s homonymous conceptual fantasy novel. Using different styles, it recounts six different destinies that ultimately intertwine. Tom Hanks has accepted a lead role, as have Halle Berry and James Mc Avoy.
Cloud Atlas is produced by Grant Hill and Germany’s Stefan Arndt. Shooting is expected to start next autumn and the film will be ready in 2012.
(Translated from French)