Before we'd even seen footage from Cloud Atlas
, we knew that co-writers and co-directors Tom Tykwer
, Andy Wachowski
, and Lana Wachowski
had given their cast a challenge: each actor would play multiple characters in the six interconnected stories that make up the film. Not only that, but actors would be, in some cases, playing characters of different gender and/or race than the actor's own.
The long debut trailer for the film showed ...