Zooey Deschanel is known for her offbeat roles. Not one to disappoint, she is in talks to play Ada Lovelace in Enchantress of Numbers, according to Production Weekly’s Twitter feed. The film is about a young lady who created the first computer algorithms about a hundred years before computers ever existed. Ada Lovelace worked under a mathematician and wrote notes on his analytical engine. From what I gather, she foresaw the computer revolution long before it actually happened.
Interesting tidbit, but how will it work as a movie? Will it take place in the 1950s and flash back to the 1800s? Will Deschanel play a spacey freethinking type, as she has in films like 500 Days of Summer (my favorite film of 2009)? We are left guessing. To learn about more history-making women, check out Cinematical’s article on the casting announcement.