Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving and Jim Sturgess are just a few stars in the long list of ensemble actors who play multiple roles in Cloud Atlas, the ambitious, three-hour-long film version of the best-selling novel that explores themes of right and wrong, reincarnation and humanism.
Not that familiar with the book? It's a 500-page award-winning opus by British author David Mitchell that takes readers from the 19th century to a post-apocalyptic future via six separate storylines that crisscross generations, and it's coming to a big screen near you this weekend thanks to Matrix-trilogy directors the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run). You may not have time to read it beforehand, but we have your chance to win the book, as well as a few other cool prizes. Just tell us below in the comments what your favorite book-to-screen adaptation has been. Here's what you'll win.
Black-leather journal with embossed title treatment
Cloud Atlas the novel
The Cloud Atlas soundtrack
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The New York Times bestselling book Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
The Cloud Atlas Soundtrack – Available Oct. 23