Hugh Grant has signed up to star alongside Halle Berry and Tom Hanks in the big-screen adaptation of Cloud Atlas.
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.
Oscar-winners Halle and Tom have already been announced as stars of the film, which also features British actors Jim Broadbent, Jim Sturgess and Ben Whishaw.
The movie is being directed by the Wachowski brothers, who directed and wrote the Matrix trilogy, and Tom Tykwer, who directed Perfume.
Filming begins this month and is expected to take place in Glasgow – the recent location for Brad Pitt movie World War Z – Spain and Germany.
It has not been announced which role Hugh, who last appeared in the comedy Did You Hear About The Morgans? with Sarah Jessica Parker, will be playing.