Members of the large ensemble of actors take on multiple roles in the epic tale that premiered Saturday night at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Hanks, Berry and their co-stars play as many as half a dozen different characters in “Cloud Atlas,” whose action stretches across centuries from the mid-1800s to the distant future.
Directors Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer thanked their financial backers for getting behind the daring film. But it was the cast that brought the adaptation of David Mitchell’s novel to life, they said.
“The real courage that this film demanded was from the actors,” Lana Wachowski told the audience before the premiere. “There are very few movies that ask as much as we asked of the actors.”
The filmmakers were joined by Hanks, Berry and about a dozen of their co-stars, including Jim Broadbent, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw and Doona Bae.
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