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Hugh Grant joins Cloud Atlas adaptation

Hugh Grant has been casually added to the stellar line up of the ambitious adaptation of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas .

A press release announcing the start of shooting dropped in the fact Grant would be joining stars Tom Hanks and Halle Berry in the time-spanning epic.

The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer co-wrote the adaptation, and they will film the adaptation with two full units shooting simultaneously, across locations in Scotland, Spain and Germany.

Grant hasn’t been seen on screen since 2009’s Did You Hear About The Morgans? , although he has lent his voice to Aardman upcoming animation The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists .

It’ll be interesting to see what he comes up with, given the opportunity to perform outside of the constraints of a generic romcom.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.