Rebecca Hall joins Johnny Depp and Paul Bettany in Transcendence

Rebecca Hall

Rebecca Hall is one of my favorite new, young actresses, but after the giant egg she laid with LAY THE FAVORITE, I wasn’t sure Hollywood was going to keep calling her back.  It was just a really bad performance and not indicative of what we’ve seen her do before.  Thankfully, she gets a mulligan with that film and after a starring turn in this summer’s IRON MAN 3, she should firmly cement herself near the top of most director’s wish lists.  And now she’s ready to star alongside another A-list star as she’s signed on to join Johnny Depp in TRANSCENDENCE, beating out fellow talented actresses Rooney Mara and Emily Blunt.

There’s not a whole lot we know about the film, but it involves a murdered scientist (Johnny Depp) whose brain is uploaded to a mega computer.  Rebecca Hall will play the scientist’s wife and unfortunately, that’s about all we know in terms of plot.  Paul Bettany will also be starring in the Wally Pfister (cinematographer on THE DARK KNIGHT RISES) film that is already set to hit theaters on April 25th, 2014. (Alcon Entertainment)

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