Alcon Entertainment has announced that British actress Rebecca Hall has bagged the lead female role in the movie Transcendence.
Upcoming Iron Man 3 star Rebecca Hall will play the lead in this major project led by Johnny Depp. The 30-year-old actress was chosen over Emily Blunt and Rooney Mara to play the wife and colleague of a particularly brilliant scientist.
Paul Bettany will also star in Transcendence, although the part he will play has not yet been revealed. Those in the know have not let any details slip about the film's plot. The screenplay by Jack Paglen is thought to center on the development of a supercomputer that will create tensions with anti-technology groups.
Filming on Transcendence will start in April for a worldwide release in mid-2014. The movie will be directed by Wally Pfister, who is usually Christopher Nolan's head cameraman.