TRANSCENDENCE, Rebecca Hall, Johnny Depp
Rebecca Hall has officially signed on to join Johnny Depp and Paul Bettany in 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.
The screenplay, written by newcomer Jack Paglen, 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. The plot is being kept under wraps.
Warner Bros. will release the film on April 25, 2014 via its output deal with Alcon.
Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are serving as executive producers on TRANSCENDENCE, which will be financed and produced by Alcon Entertainment.
Pfister, who won an Oscar for his cinematography for INCEPTION, is well known for his work on projects with Christopher Nolan. His collaboration with Nolan has spanned seven films, beginning in 1999 with MEMENTO, and earning him his three Oscar nominations and one win.
Pfister recently completed The Dark Knight Rises with Nolan and served as the cinematographer on last year's best picture nominee, MONEYBALL. Other credits include such films as THE ITALIAN JOB and LAUREL CANYON.
Hall is known for starring in films such as "The Town," "Please Give", "Frost/Nixon" and Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. Hall will next be seen in "Iron Man 3" for Marvel/Disney, "Closed Circuit" for Focus Features and "A Promise" directed by Patrice LeConte.
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