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Rebecca Hall Joins Wally Pfister’s ‘Transcendence’ With Johnny Depp

Rebecca Hall Joins Wally Pfister's 'Transcendence' With Johnny Depp

Sorry Rooney Mara and Emily Blunt, this one belongs to Rebecca Hall. After being rumored alongside the actresses last fall as contenders for the female lead in Wally Pfister‘s “Transcendence,” Hall has emerged the winner and will star alongside Johnny Depp and Paul Bettany in the mysterious movie.

What we do know is that the film is being executive produced by Pfister’s pal Christopher Nolan (along with Emma Thomas and Aaron Ryder), and the plot revolves around an assassinated scientist who gets his brain uploaded to a computer. It’s believed that Hall will play Evelyn, the fellow-scientist wife of Will (Depp) aka the guy who goes into the computer. And well, that’s about it for now. But it’s another great gig for Hall who is finally making a good break stateside, and between this and “Iron Man 3” this spring, will surely have more opportunities coming her way. (And if you missed HBO‘s miniseries “Parade’s End,” track it down because she’s fantastic in it). And oh yeah, she was in Nolan’s “The Prestige,” so there’s that too…

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.

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