Halle Berry participated in a Q&A at a 42nd NAACP Image Awards' screening of Frankie & Alice and confirmed rumors that she is involved with the Wachowskis' adaptation of David Mitchell's "Cloud Atlas."
She says: "I'm going to do a movie probably in the summer with the Wachowskis. It's not brothers anymore, but the Wachowskis. A really interesting movie. Sort of like what they did with "The Matrix," they have another really amazing idea that's sort of gonna stretch our brains even further. And so I'm really excited about that and that's probably gonna be in the summer. And thatís with Tom Hanks and Natalie Portman.
You can also watch her say it in the first minute of the video below:
NataliePortman.com added that "its not a done deal yet. Looking more and more likely though." Besides Hanks and Portman, James McAvoy and Ian McKellen were also rumored to be in talks for roles, but it's unclear if either of those two are still involved. Tom Tykwer wrote the script and it's unclear at this point if he will direct or if the Wachowskis will.
Michell's book is described as follows:
From David Mitchell, the Booker Prize nominee, award-winning writer and one of the featured authors in Granta's "Best of Young British Novelists 2003" issue, comes his highly anticipated third novel, a work of mind-bending imagination and scope.
A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified "dinery server" on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation -- the narrators of Cloud Atlas hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changed in ways great and small.
In his captivating third novel, David Mitchell erases the boundaries of language, genre and time to offer a meditation on humanity's dangerous will to power, and where it may lead us.