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 A. 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 (The Book of Eli), Johnson and Kosove. Boies will co-produce.
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 is repped by WME and Julian Belfrage Associates."