Having not read Cloud Atlas and, obviously, having not yet seen the forthcoming adaptation, it’s hard to ascertain whether or not this little push is tipping the old hand a bit too much. It’s nothing too big, rather the film’s official website (via Collider) having debuted headshots of every character in the film’s six stories — another way of saying “there’s a photo of an Asian Hugo Weaving you might enjoy.”
If it does, in fact, tip their hand, you can blame my desire to keep some of the actors’ “special” appearances in the dark until the thing actually opens. Then again, a six-minute trailer that still leaves many questions should make it obvious that, with Cloud Atlas, the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer have a lot for people to discover; perhaps I’m just being a stickler of sorts.
Below, you can see various incarnations of Tom Hanks, Weaving, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Jim Sturgess, and James D’Arcy; Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw, Bae Doona, Keith David, and David Gyasi only get one shot each.
Here they are:
The powerful, inspiring epic Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
Cloud Atlas arrives on October 26th.
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