A few weeks ago it was revealed that Johnny Depp had signed up to star in Transcendence, the directorial debut of Christopher Nolan’s longtime cinematographer, Wally Pfister. However as the time there was no info on the plot.
Now it’s been revealed that the movie will about the point of singularity, where humans build machines that are smarter than they are, and will see Depp playing a scientist whose brain is uploaded into a supercomputer. Now Deadline reports that Rooney Mara, Emily Blunt, and Rebecca Hall are the top candidates to play the female lead.
The movie is about Will (Depp) and his wife Evelyn – which is the role the trio of actresses are vying for. Along with another scientist, they are trying to create the world’s first sentient machine. When Will is murdered by extremists, Evelyn decides to upload Will’s brain into a supercomputer, which causes more problems than she initially thought.
Shooting on the movie is slated to begin on March 4th, although this could be problematic for Emily Blunt, as he schedule for All You Need Is Kill has still not been worked out yet, so it is possible that both shoots may overlap. Expect news on who’s landed the role soon.