Rooney Mara, Emily Blunt, and Rebecca Hall Eyed for 'Trascendence' Female Lead

The actresses are all vying to play the on-screen wife of Johnny Depp in the directorial debut of cinematographer Wally Pfister.
Rooney Mara is up for the female lead in Transcendence
Rooney Mara is up for the female lead in Transcendence
Earlier today, we reported on the first plot details of director Wally Pfister's Transcendence, where Johnny Depp will play a scientist whose brain is uploaded into a supercomputer. Now we have word that Rooney Mara, Emily Blunt, and Rebecca Hall are the top candidates to play the female lead.

The story centers on Johnny Depp's Will and his wife Evelyn, the role this 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 proceeds to upload Will's brain into a supercomputer.

Production is slated to begin on March 4, which may pose a problem for Emily Blunt. The actress' schedule for All You Need Is Kill has still not been worked out yet, so it is possible that both shoots may overlap.

Wally Pfister is directing from a screenplay by Jack Pagen, with Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson producing. Wally Pfister is best known as the director of photography on Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. He also won an Academy Award for his work on Inception. Christopher Nolan will serve as an executive producer on Transcendence with Emma Thomas.

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: Deadline

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  1. Roberto Mata

    @dan1 I know how to spell his name, it was a mistake typing it. and I will love to see him direct a big budget film, He is the best Director of Photography, Ever!

    2 years agoby @Roberto-MataFlag

  2. Dan

    @Roberto-Mata It's Pfister, not Phister.

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  3. ChiRep_1

    When I first read this I was sure it said "Transformers Female Lead" O.o

    2 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  4. Basquat

    Rebecca Hall would 10 out of 10 be my pick

    2 years agoby @basquatFlag

  5. Roberto Mata

    @justatadmatt Agreed, but Blunt and Hall are excellent too, I trust Phister to make a wise choice

    2 years agoby @Roberto-MataFlag

  6. thedude-abides

    Mara for the win.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  7. the Narrator

    While I can't get enough of Mara, I also believe that Blunt would have great chemistry with Depp. I'm more interested to see how the legendary cinematographer Wall Pfister handles his debut.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  8. Dan

    I like all 3, so whoever they go with, I'm good.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  9. BERSERKER

    @justatadmatt - I agree with you, but I got to go with Blunt, I think her and Depp's chemistry will be a little better.

    2 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  10. justatadmatt

    Solid choices. I think Mara and Depp together could make a pretty interesting combination.

    2 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

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