Hugh Grant recently sat down with Empire, for the newest issue, to talk about his film career, but more importantly to talk about the upcoming Tom Tywker and Lana and Andy Wachowski adaptation of Cloud Atlas. In case you don’t know, Cloud Atlas, written by David Mitchell is about 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.
Grant said “I do a lot of killing and raping. I wear an awful lot of prosthetic make up, too. You probably won’t know that I am in the film! But it was a laugh. I thought before I read it that I’d turn it down, which I normally do, but I was interested in meeting the Wachowskis because I have always admired them enormously. And they are so charming and fascinating.” He also stated that he will be standing on a mountaintop in Germany wearing a cannibal skirt.
My excitement for this movie has been growing steadily over the past couple of weeks. Hopefully, there will be a trailer sometime in the immediate future. And no, I have no idea what a cannibal skirt is exactly, but I guess I will be finding that out soon enough.