We recently reported on the intriguing movement of the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas, with the Wachowskis and Tom Twker running two separate shoots alongside one another, and now there appears to be confirmation of another addition to the cast.
The excellent Jim Sturgess Online pointed us to an interview the actor gave to USA Today to promote his latest film, One Day in which he stars with Anne Hathaway, and in conversation about his musical projects the rumours of Sturgess’s role in the film appears to be confirmed,
While he’s still waiting for a Broadway producer to call, Sturgess dabbles in music on his own. He sang three songs on the soundtrack for his movie Heartless, and he continually writes tunes with his girlfriend, La Roux keyboardist Mickey O’Brien. Together they have a musical collaboration called Tragic Toys.
Sturgess says he and O’Brien have similar taste in music and are always borrowing from each other’s collections — she’s recently turned him on to Hungarian gypsy music — and hope to record their songs sooner than later.
We’ve suddenly realized we’ve got all these songs sitting around, and it’d be great to do something with them at some point, definitely,” says Sturgess, who next ventures to Berlin to film the Wachowski brothers’ new movie Cloud Atlas with Tom Hanks and Halle Berry.
JSO found the news first and tweeted that his casting was indeed confirmed, a tweet which was then retweeted by Mickey O’Brien herself, so it all seems set for Sturgess to continue the rapid upward turn in his career trajectory. Sturgess joins an impressive cast with Tom Hanks and Halle Berry joined by Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent, Susan Sarandon and Ben Whishaw in the epic, centuries-spanning story which proved a considerable success for Mitchell. More news on which role(s) Sturgess is playing shortly.