5 December 2012 9:10 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

It’s been a heck of a year for Ben Whishaw, between a hefty set of roles in Cloud Atlas (which UK audiences will have to wait until February 22 to see) and a little movie called Skyfall. And that’s without mentioning the return of superb small-screen drama The Hour. For his next job, he’s landed a role in low-budget pic Lilting.The title does not refer to kids sent into a sugary rage by tropical fruit drink Lilt. Instead, Hong Khaou has written and will direct a sensitive tale about people struggling with the language barrier.Lilting will follow a Chinese mother (Cheng Pei Pei) grieving for the untimely death of her son. He’d been her translator and support system in the UK after they arrived and now she’s stranded.But she bonds with his ex-boyfriend (Whishaw), a man she only thought was his roommate. Despite their many differences, »


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