Rebecca Hall to Star in Wally Pfister’s ‘Transcendence’
Christopher Nolan‘s long-time cinematographer, Wally Pfister, is set to make his directorial debut with Transcendence, a sci-fi film gearing up for a 2014 release. Nolan is already on board as an executive producer. From a screenplay by Jack Paglen, not much is yet known about the secretive project, beyond the basic plot: A scientist’s brain is uploaded into a supercomputer of his own creation after he is assassinated by anti-technology terrorists.
The movie is set to star Johnny Depp and Paul Bettany, and now The Town‘s Rebecca Hall has been added to the cast. Reportedly, Hall beat out the likes of Rooney Mara and Emily Blunt for the role. Nothing is yet specified about the three principal actors’ roles, but I’d wager on Depp being the scientist and Bettany leading the terrorists.
As a cinematographer, Pfister has shot all of Nolan’s movies since Memento, and has been nominated for a Best Cinematography Academy Award for four of them. He won the Oscar for his work on Inception, which is currently ranked #9 on Flickchart’s list of the best movies to have won the award.
Hall has previously worked with both Pfister and Nolan, having starred in The Prestige. She can next be seen on the big screen in Marvel’s Iron Man 3 in April, and in Closed Circuit, a thriller co-starring Eric Bana, in August.