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Berry and Hanks for city film shoot

Tom Hanks and Halle Berry are set to become the latest Hollywood stars to film in Glasgow.

The pair have been lined up for the Wachowski brothers' big-screen adaptation of writer David Mitchell's novel Cloud Atlas.

Some of the film will be shot in the city later this month.

Cloud Atlas, in which Susan Sarandon and Jim Broadbent will also star, tells six interconnected stories each set in its own place and time.

Most of the filming is 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.

Filming in Glasgow takes place on September 16, 17, 18 and 26.

David Brown, Scottish line producer, said: "We are very pleased to be coming to Glasgow later this month. The principal reason for coming to Glasgow is the welcome that the city gives to film-makers.

He added: "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 announcement came as filming of Brad Pitt's zombie blockbuster World War Z wrapped up in Glasgow.

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

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