Rebecca Hall joins Johnny Depp’s ‘Transcendence’


rebecca hall ImageRebecca Hall (The Prestige, The Town) has joined the cast of Johnny Depp’s new movie, ‘Transcendence’, according to Deadline. Her role is currently unspecified but this marks the directorial debut of Inception and The Dark Knight Rises cinematographer, Wally Pfister.  

Here’s the press release:

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.

Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code) recently entered talks to join the project, which is scheduled for release on 25th April 2014.

Rebecca Hall will next be seen in Iron Man 3, starring opposite Robert Downey Jr, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany and Gwyneth Paltrow. She will play Maya Hansen who is an old friend of Tony Stark and a gifted Biologist who specialises in nano-technology.

Iron Man 3 is due for release in the UK on 26th April and the US on 3rd May 2013.