Jim Sturgess has his head (and the rest of him, at that) in a "Cloud."
The up-and-coming British actor is about to trade the decades-spanning romance of "One Day" for the centuries-spanning adaptation of David Mitchell's celebrated novel as he joins the cast of "Cloud Atlas," according to The Playlist.
Sturgess is one of the final pieces of the production's massive puzzle as principal photography is only weeks away. He joins a cast that includes Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, Susan Sarandon, Jim Broadbent and Bae Doona.
"Cloud Atlas" follows six characters from different periods of time: a 19th century notary on a Pacific expedition, a bisexual musician in the 1930s, a female journalist in 1970s California, an aging publisher in London in the present, a clone in a futuristic dystopia and a Pacific survivor in a post-apocalyptic world. The various plot lines eventually connect and fold in on one another in what's bound to be a jaw-dropping climax.
Lana and Andy Wachowski adapted the screenplay and will be directing the modern-day and futuristic segments, with Tom Tykwer ("Run Lola Run") directing the period stories.
Jim Sturgess can currently be seen in theaters with Anne Hathaway in "One Day" and will be seen next year opposite Kirsten Dunst in the sci-fi romance, "Upside Down," which follows a young man as he searches for his long-lost love in an alternate universe.
So we guess you could say he'll be looking for Kirsten "across the universe?" Eh? Right?
"Cloud Atlas" is currently aiming for an Oct. 2012 release date. In the meantime, check out our exclusive interview with its latest star.