Halle Berry shoots a scene in "Cloud Atlas"

*Halle Berry’s co-star in the forthcoming “Cloud Atlas” says she is playing a white woman in the film, but it’s one of several characters that Berry will portray in the adaptation of David Mitchell’s bestselling novel.

The film follows six stories that are intricately linked to one another. Speaking about Berry’s role, co-star James D’Arcy explained, “I hope I am allowed to tell you this, but Halle Berry plays a white woman at one point. Everyone is playing multiple roles in the film.”

The original novel was a literary sensation following its release in 2004, and was shortlisted for the prestigious Booker Prize, as well for the Nebula Award and the Arthur C Clarke Award.

Berry, who is engaged to her boyfriend Olivier Martinez, is set to begin work on “Shoe Addicts Anonymous,” a film about four people who join a support group for those addicted to shoes.