Planet Ivy: The decision to cast Caucasian actors as Asian characters in Cloud Atlas has caused controversy, but is it justified?
Jim Sturgess plays a number of characters in Cloud Atlas. Six, to be exact. Across the film’s myriad chapters – six interlocking stories set across six different time periods – Sturgess plays an American lawyer, a Scottish football hooligan and a future tribesman rocking the caveman look, among others. None of these characters seem to have caused any offence.