Kate Mara Joins Johnny Depp in ‘Transcendence’

The ‘House of Cards’ star joins a cast that includes Paul Bettany and Rebecca Hall in the directorial debut of cinematographer Wally Pfister.

Kate Mara joins the cast of Transcendence
Kate Mara joins the cast of Transcendence
House of Cards star Kate Mara has signed on to star in Transcendence for Alcon Entertainment. No details were given regarding her character.

Back in December, producer Andrew A. Kosove revealed that the story centers on Will (Johnny Depp), a scientist who uploads his brain into a supercomputer to create artificial intelligence. Paul Bettany and Rebecca Hall also star. Ironically, Kate Mara's sister Rooney Mara was initially considered for one of the lead roles, which was ultimately won by Rebecca Hall.

Wally Pfister, who served as cinematographer on The Dark Knight Rises, Moneyball, and several other films, is making his directorial debut, working from a screenplay by Jack Paglen. The script was developed by Straight Up Films, whose principals Annie Marter, Marisa Polvino, Kate Cohen will produce alongside Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, and David Valdes. Straight Up Films' Regency Boies will co-produce. Shooting is scheduled to begin this April.

Aside from her role as Zoe Barnes on House of Cards, Kate Mara most recently starred in the indie thriller Deadfall. She has also starred in Iron Man 2, 127 Hours, Shooter, and had an arc in Season 1 of FX's American Horror Story.

Transcendence was released April 18th, 2014 and stars Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara, Cole Hauser, Morgan Freeman, Clifton Collins Jr.. The film is directed by Wally Pfister.

Sources: Variety

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  1. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @thedude-abides well, they both have different preferences in acting. Kates is actually making an effort to remake a name for herself. House of Cards is a great example of that. However, once Rooney turns into Lisbeth, all bets are off

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  2. Corey W.

    @thedude-abides I think an argument can be made for both, personally.

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  3. thedude-abides

    She's prettier, but Rooney's the better actress.

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  4. Sean

    This movie is getting some interesting cast to star in it!

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  5. justatadmatt

    I think it would be great if she plays Bree (one of the government agents trying to stop Will and Evelyn). The character is badass.

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  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Ah! The woman who can play and look a woman and a child in whatever role she gets

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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