Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis directing CLOUD ATLAS together? Natalie Portman says so

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
January 5th, 2011

Talk about missing a big one.

In the latest issue of EW, Natalie Portman is interviewed, and while most outlets seem hell bent on focusing on her denial of involvement in the upcoming tentpoles THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL, The Playlist has brought to light the real bit of news here.

During the interview, the actress reveals that both Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis will be helming the upcoming adaptation of David Mitchell’s book, Cloud Atlas.

Previously deemed a Wachowski film, with Tykwer on as the film’s writer, the actress has revealed that she will have a role in the film (albeit “nothing major”) and that Tykwer and the Wachowskis will actually be directing the film together. Interesting, to say the least.

The film is set to star Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen, and James McAvoy, and features six leads, and “spans thousands of years and several genres.” Count me in. Personally, while I think the Wachowskis haven’t truly lived up to their pre-MATRIX sequels potential (BOUND is still this writer’s favorite Wachowski piece), the idea of the siblings teaming with a great filmmaker like Tykwer is actually massively compelling. I adore this cast, and the premise sounds right up the alleys of both the Wachowskis as well as Tykwer, a filmmaker I really can’t get enough of.

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