Hugh Grant Against Type in CLOUD ATLAS

CLOUD ATLAS Wrap Shot: Behind the piano are the three directors Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski. Seated, at back is the book's author, David Mitchell

The incredibly complex film shoot of Cloud Atlas (three directors, actors playing multiple roles, a story that spans the globe, and an internationally-funded budget estimated at $100 million) wrapped in December. Readers of the book will recognize the props, featured in the wrap shot, above (detailed here — click on photo to view larger version).

One of the stars, Hugh Grant, tells the film magazine Empire that, he will portray six evil characters and do “a lot of killing and raping.” However, because of his prosthetic make-up, audiences “won’t know that I am in the film.”

A US release date has not been set, but it is expected some time in the fall.

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