Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Halle Berry to film scenes for new movie Cloud Atlas in Glasgow

Halle Berry to film scenes for new movie Cloud Atlas in Glasgow

The Hollywood actress is set to shoot scenes in Montrose Street and other areas around Strathclyde University.
29 August 2011 15:21 GMT
Halle Berry to film scenes for new movie Cloud Atlas in Glasgow
Starring role: Halle will play a reporter in Cloud Atlas, with some scenes for the film shot in Glasgow Pic: ©Broadimage/Rex Features

Hollywood star Halle Berry is to shoot some of the scenes for her new movie Cloud Atlas in Glasgow, it has been revealed.

The actress, who has starred in films including Monster’s Ball and Bond movie Die Another Day, will be acting out scenes as a reporter in the city’s Montrose street and other locations around Strathclyde University, the Sunday Mail reported.

Glasgow will be turned into San Francisco for the movie shoot, and Scotland’s capital Edinburgh will also be the setting for some of the other shots, with streets off Leith Walk singled out for filming.

According to the paper, the majority of the film will be filmed in Berlin, but the Scottish locations used are believed to be important.

Cloud Atlas, which is based on the best-selling travel epic of the same name written by David Mitchell, weaves together six stories set in a different time and place, including Hawaii after a future apocalypse.

The movie version will see Halle team up with other top acting talent such as Black Swan star Natalie Portman, Forrest Gump’s Tom Hanks, Atonement’s James McAvoy – who was born in Glasgow – and Thelma and Louise star Susan Sarandon.

The movie shoot is just the latest to be staged in Glasgow; over the last few weeks, Brad Pitt has been filming scenes for his new film World War Z.

Filming has been largely centred around Glasgow’s George Square, which was transformed into downtown Philadelphia for the zombie tale.

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