One of the gimmicks in “Cloud Atlas” is that the cast plays several roles throughout the film. Some are easily recognizable, but others will have you doing a double-take after you realize an actor’s playing a character you’d never typically associate with them such as the romantic comedy regular Hugh Grant playing a bloodthirsty warrior chief.
Others are just a matter of changing a character’s gender, like Hugo Weaving playing a nurse.
Recognize Halle Berry?
Then some are just a matter of creative hairpieces, or lack thereof, to give a totally different look like Tom Hanks here.
“Cloud Atlas” comes to theaters this Friday and marks the return to film-making for the Wacowski siblings (“The Matrix”). I’ll have my review up at midnight Friday.