Palma.—As the Bulletin revealed earlier this month, the Majorca Film Commission was in negotiations with the producers of the 140 million dollar budget film Cloud Atlas to use parts of the island as locations for the blockbuster.

It now appears that those negotiations are proving fruitful and with just a few minor formalities to resolve, the Commission is going to be holding a casting for doubles and extras in Calle Socors, number 22, in Palma on August 29 and 30.

Cloud Atlas is a collection of various tales spanning time from the 1850s to a post apocalyptic future. The story is based on a 2004 novel by David Mitchell.

No word has been given as to how the story will be told in the film, but in the book, there are a total of six stories told through a rather inventive storytelling technique. Essentially, the first half of the book is in chronological order, while the second half is in reverse chronological order.

So, as one can see from the nature of the book, a wide range of extras of all ages and appearances are going to be needed.
Doubles are also going to be required for Jim Broadbent, David Gyasi and Jim Sturgess, all pictured down the left.
The film is a massive production and is due to be released in the Autumn of next year with the bulk of the film being carried out in Germany.
Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weathering, Natalie Portman and Susan Sarandon, the latter being the only star not expected to film on location here in Majorca, the cast is amazing.

But, not only will we have an A-list cast on the island, the film is going to be directed by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer. All three are collaborating on the screenplay as well. The Wachowskis are famous for making The Matrix trilogy and Speed Racer.

The first story of Cloud Atlas is during 1850. It is the tale of a man on his way home from the Chatham Islands. The second story is in 1931 and is about a poor Englishman living in Belgium, working for a composer. The third tale is in 1975, and follows a journalist in California. The fourth story is in roughly present day and follows a publisher who is running from the mob. The fifth story is in the future and it is about a robot working at a fast food restaurant. The sixth and final story is set in Hawaii after an apocalyptic event takes place and follows one of the last remaining people alive.

Locations they want to use in Majorca during the second half of September are Sa Calobra and the Torrent de Pareis, although other locations are also being looked at.

If you are interested visit the film commission's website:mallorcafilmcommission.com

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