How many hands are too many for a cookie jar? I can understand two directors working on a movie - that happens all the time. The Wachowskis, for example, work well together but what would happen if another was added? How big is that cookie jar?
Natalie Portman seems to think the jar is big enough because in a recent interview with EW she claimed that the sibling filmmakers (who worked with her on 2006's V For Vendetta) will be joined by Tom Tykwer for an adaptation of David Mitchell's lauded 2004 novel Cloud Atlas. The long baking (and ambitious) project has been in development for over a year now, with Halle Berry at one point attached to star. Actually, there have been many many people attached to this thing as the hefty book follows six main characters and takes place over the course of several thousand years. I wont bother re-listing them because they may or may not take part in this epic production, but if the filmmakers can keep in line with the likes of Portman and Berry, Cloud Atlas could shape up to be a once-in-a-lifetime event picture.
Portman admits that her part would be rather small, but isn't even convinced that the film will move forward very soon. "I don't know what's going on with financing," she said, explaining that her loose involvement with the film goes back to the production stage ofV For Vendetta, "...I will have some acting role in it if it happens, but probably nothing major."
I would imagine Portman wouldn’t mind a smaller piece of the cookie considering the scope this potential epic would demand. For some strange reason, though, I want cookies.