Rebecca Hall Joins Johnny Depp’s Transendence

Rebecca Hall in The Awakening (2011) Movie Image

Captain Jack Sparrow done got himself a hall pass. Get it?

Anyways, word from Alcon Entertainmen has English actress Rebecca Hall (“The Town”) joining the cast of Johnny Depp’s “Transendence”, which is set to be the directorial debut of longtime Christopher Nolan cinematographer Wally Pfister.

“Transendence’s” plot has Depp playing a scientist who uploads his brain into a supercomputer after he is killed by terrorists.

Rebecca Hall is set to star alongside Johnny Depp and Paul Bettany in Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister’s directorial debut, TRANSCENDENCE, it was announced by Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, co-founders and co-CEOs of Alcon Entertainment, which is financing and producing the project.

Principal photography is set to begin in April in Los Angeles. Warner Bros. will release the film on April 25, 2014 via its output deal with Alcon.

Written by Jack Paglen, the screenplay was developed by Annie Marter and Straight Up Films, whose company principals include Marisa Polvino, Kate Cohen and Regency Boies. Polvino, Marter and Cohen will produce along with David Valdes (“Book of Eli”), Johnson and Kosove. Boies will co-produce.

“Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Aaron Ryder are serving as executive producers.

Hall is known for such films as “The Town,” “Please Give”, “Frost/Nixon” and Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. She also starred in Nolan’s “The Prestige” alongside Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale and Michael Caine. Hall will next be seen in “Iron Man 3” for Marvel/Disney, “Closed Circuit” for Focus Features and “A Promise” directed by Patrice LeConte.

Hall looks purty in “Transendence” this April 25, 2014.

  • SFSeries&Movies

    What is it about? Is it sci-fi, fantasy?

    • Nix

      Sci-fi. Depp’s character uploads his brain into a supercomputer. Shoulda put that in the article…

      • SFSeries&Movies

        thanks, sounds interesting!

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