Just last week it was announced that Johnny Depp would be starring in Wally Pfister’s new sci-fi, Transcendence. Pfister worked as cinematographer on Christopher Nolan’s Inception, and makes his directorial debut with what promises to be a pretty awesome sci-fi.
The project is being kept secret for now, but the cast announcements are coming in thick and fast. With Depp officially joining the cast last week, and British actor Paul Bettany following shortly after, today another name has been added, British actress and rather good looking Rebecca Hall.
Hall will be seen in the upcoming Shane Black directed Iron Man 3, and she really made a mark on the horror community in 2011 with the brilliant ghost flick, The Awakening. Hall has also appeared in The Town, Dorian Gray, Please Give and TV series Parade’s End.
The Press Release:
LOS ANGELES, CA, MARCH 5, 2013 – 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.
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.
Pfister most recently served as cinematographer on “The Dark Knight Rises,” and on last year’s best picture nominee, “Moneyball.” Other credits include such films as “The Italian Job” and “Laurel Canyon.”
Hall is repped by WME and Julian Belfrage Associates.”