South Korean Actress Joins Cast of Big-Budget 'Cloud Atlas'

South Korean actress Bae Doona has been tapped to star in the big-budget film adaptation of “Cloud Atlas,” joining a cast which includes Hollywood heavyweights Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, according to movie blog Filmonic.

The 31-year-old actress, best known for roles in “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance” and “The Host,” will play the role of Sonmi-451, a rebellious genetically-engineered waitress in a dystopian version of Korea.

The movie is based on a complex sci-fi novel by British author David Mitchell which follows six different storylines. In addition to Hanks and Berry, “Cloud Atlas” will also feature Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, Susan Sarandon and Jim Broadbent.

The film was originally budgeted at $100 million but a recent influx of money has upped the budget to $150 million, according to IndieWire.