Hugo Weaving Says He Plays Six Different Roles in ‘Cloud Atlas’

Hugo WeavingWe already knew the The Wachowskis‘ latest project, an adaptation of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas, would likely find some lead characters playing multiple roles, but it may be to a greater extent than anticipated. Actor Hugo Weaving recently told the Herald Sun, “That’s a project that’s really exciting because all the actors will be playing more than one role… I actually have six characters in the same film and they are all different people in six different stories.” Well, there you have it.

This actually makes sense considering the concept of the film is that we find six stories, spanning from the nineteenth century to a post-apocalyptic future, all of which intersect with each other in some way. Using the same actors to tell each story would certainly help forge greater connections between the stories. (Of course, I’m sure it helps to keep costs down, since having separate casts for six different stories could get kind of pricey, but the Wachowskis would never make a decision for that reason. Right.)

We’re still not clear on which six roles Weaving will play, but we do know he’ll be joined on-screen by Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Ben Whishaw and Jim Broadbent. Whether or not these actors will be present in all six stories like Weaving does remains to be seen, but with this news, I’d say it’s fairly likely.

Source: /Film

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