Halle Berry Filming In Glasgow

Just weeks after the filming of a Brad Pitt movie brought Hollywood glamour to Glasgow, the shooting of Cloud Atlas starring Halle Berry gets under way in the city today.

The film, out next year, is based on British author David Mitchell's best-selling 2004 novel, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

The unconventionally-structured novel of interlinking narratives charts the story of one soul across the centuries.

It also features Tom Hanks and British actors Jim Broadbent, Jim Sturgess and The Hour's Ben Whishaw.

Most of the filming is taking place in Germany but producers say they are coming to Glasgow because of the "support and encouragement'' offered by the city, as well as its Victorian-era grid street system and architecture.

Movie cameras are returning to the city just a fortnight or so after filming of Hollywood star Pitt's zombie movie World War Z wrapped up in Glasgow.

Filming will take place in Glasgow from September 16-18 and on September 26, and some roads in the city centre, south of Blythswood Square and around Montrose Street, will be fully or partly closed.

Speaking earlier this month, David Brown, Scottish line producer, said, "We are overwhelmed by the support and encouragement we have received from everyone in the city. This can-do attitude is turning Glasgow into a highly attractive proposition for film-makers across the world.

In addition to a positive approach and its position as the gateway to the rest of Scotland, the city's architecture and classic grid system makes it uniquely appealing.''

The city has also hosted Peter Mullan's film Neds, Perfect Sense with Ewan McGregor and Eva Green, and The Decoy Bride starring David Tennant.

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