LONDON (2-18-13) - Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, James D’Arcy, Ben Whishaw, and Jim Sturgess on the red carpet at the UK Cloud Atlas premiere.  The film opens in the UK on Friday, February 22.

Additional images here.

More Cloud Atlas interviews.  I totally want to see Ben and James’s Cloud Atlas 2 about the minor characters!

Cloud Atlas “An Actor’s Dream” featurette.

Via Jim Sturgess Online.


They were taken an interview - the Cloud Altas cast.

Cloud Atlas press junket.

via @crowjane29 on Twitter, Trailer Addict has Cloud Atlas b-roll (spoilers).

B-roll 2B-roll 3.

Upcoming Movies has a bunch of collected interviews of Cloud Atlas cast and crew.  Their embed code isn’t working, but head over to watch Ben’s (and others’) bits.

Also of note—Warner Brothers has FYCed pretty much the entire cast, including Ben Whishaw, for Oscar contention.  Don’t know what their chances are, but it would be nice to see some awards love for the film this season!


THE NEW YORK TIMES has published a revealing essay by author David Mitchell titled, “Putting words in Halle Berry’s mouth,” about the process of adapting his novel Cloud Atlas to the big screen.  In the essay Mitchell gives a behind-the-scenes look at the role he played in the adaption process, as well as a birds eye view of what it’s like on the set of a major motion picture.  Below is a brief excerpt, however you can read the entire article HERE.

Included with the NY Times article was a NEW sneak peek of the film, which we’ve uploaded to our YOUTUBE CHANNEL. ***BEWARE OF SPOILERS***


FIRST Cloud Atlas TV Spot featuring Jim Sturgess, Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon, Hugo Weaving, James D’Arcy, Doona Bae, and Ben Whishaw.

Cloud Atlas opens on October 26 in the U.S. and Canada.

I feel like the marketing for Cloud Atlas just took a dive…  Just buy airtime to show the whole 5:45 trailer!

More on Ben’s Cloud Atlas Roles

Vulture has a little feature on the most surprising faces of Cloud Atlas, and they included this blurb:

Ben Whishaw as a woman
The willowy Whishaw has a girlish figure already, so it seems inevitable that he’ll be asked to play a woman at some point in a movie like Cloud Atlas. But after spotting him in several incarnations — a goateed hippie here, a post-apocalyptic trash-heap version of David Arquette there — it’s still a hoot when the pretty Brit appears as Georgette, the alluring, soft-spoken wife of Hugh Grant (himself unrecognizable in old-age makeup).

Georgette is the sister-in-law of Jim Broadbent’s Timothy Cavendish character and appears only briefly.  And this write-up indicates that he’ll also be in the Zachry storyline, as well. 

The directors and cast of Cloud Atlas take the stage at TIFF.

This morning’s Cloud Atlas press conference at TIFF, including the WHOLE ensemble cast.  Haven’t watched it yet, but I know what I’m doing for the next hour now…

Also, saw a tweet that Ben’s fave role he played was Hugh Grant’s wife…..bahaha, awesome.

Cloud Atlas!

So Cloud Atlas premiered yesterday at TIFF, and our lovely Ben Whishaw appeared.  I’ll try to post some of the better photos of the premiere today (there are lots!), but for now a review round up.  Some folks are over the moon about the film, while others are less enthused.  About expected for a film like this.

Hitfix:  “a unique and beautiful work of film art that dares to dream big in a way we rarely see.”

Variety:  “An intense three-hour mental workout rewarded with a big emotional payoff.”

The Hollywood Reporter:  “Not quite soaring into the heavens, but not exactly crash-landing either.”

First Showing:  “Cinematic Revelation on a Grand Scale”

Indiewire:  “The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer aim big and fire all over the place” with B- results

Slashfilm:  “should absolutely be on your radar if you’re a lover of film”

New Cloud Atlas trailer complete with a second Ben Whishaw character!

Ben Whishaw as Robert Frobisher in Cloud Atlas.

Ben’s Female Character in Cloud Atlas?

Okay everyone tell me what you think.  I noticed this around the 37th time I watched the Cloud Atlas trailer.  Do you think there’s a possibility that the woman on the right of this screencap might be Ben Whishaw’s female character in the film? It appears at :59 in the trailer.

This is from the Luisa Rey section of the film, and we know that Ben is playing a woman in that section.  And this person definitely has a….Cillian Murphy as Kitten Braden feel to her.

I’ve been staring at her in HD trying to figure it out.  And if this isn’t Ben…my apologies to this fine lady…