EW has our first look at Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent and Ben Whishaw in the ambitious adaptation of David Mitchell’s 2004 novel.

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‘Cloud Atlas’ explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future.