Tom Hanks Is Tired Of Boring Movies
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LOS ANGELES — Susan Sarandon reported for work on "Cloud Atlas" midway through the shoot, in time to see a collection of far-flung film scenes that the cast and crew were viewing.
There were bits of a 19th century sea voyage, a 1930s period drama, a 1970s thriller, a contemporary comic adventure, a 22nd century tale of rebellion and a 24th century post-apocalyptic saga.
"I just thought, my God, this looks like the trailer for every film a studio is doing for the entire season," Sarandon recalled.
Yet it was just one film: "Cloud Atlas," an epic of shifting genres and intersecting souls that features Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, Jim Sturgess, James D'Arcy, Doona Bae, Keith David, Sarandon and others in multiple roles spanning centuries.
That diverse cast is a great selling point for distributor Warner Bros., which opens "Cloud Atlas" in U.S. theaters Oct. 26. So, too, is the filmmaking team: American siblings L
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