Bae Doo-na cast in Cloud Atlas


I’m very late on this, but I just saw that Bae Doo-na has been cast in the film adaptation of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas as Sonmi-451, the Korean-ish fabricant in the futuristic narrative segment of the novel.  She’ll be part of an impressive cast including Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Tom Hanks, and Ben Whishaw. It’s being made by the Wachowski Brothers (red alert!) and Tom Twyker.

Huzzah! Bae Doo-na is my favorite Korean actress, and Cloud Atlas is one of my favorite novels of the past decade, so yay.  Its expected release date is October 2012.