was previously considered for the role of Johnny Depp
’s wife in Transcendence
that eventually went to Rebecca Hall
, but the older Mara sister, Kate Mara
has found herself vaulted into one of the most intriguing movies of 2014.
Kate character’s role in the film is currently unknown.
A sci-fi thriller starring Depp as Will, a scientist who is murdered by anti-technology terrorists, but his wife, a scientist named Evelyn (Hall) uploads his brain into the supercomputer he created, allowing him the ability to communicate through it and continue conducting his research.
will play Max, a male friend of the couple, who helps Evelyn in protecting Will’s new form.
, cinematographer on the majority of Christopher Nolan
‘s films, making his directorial debut with Nolan, Emma Thomas
and Aaron Ryder
serving as executive producers. Scripted by Jack Paglen
, the screenplay was developed by Annie Marter
and Straight Up Films.
Filming is set to begin in April in Los Angeles.
Transcendence is slated for release on April 25th, 2014.
Kate Mara has most recently appeared on the big screen in Deadfall.
Here’s the rumored synopsis:
Three scientists — Max and the husband and wife team, Will (Depp) and Evelyn — have been developing a programming code for the world’s first fully self-aware computer. A group of anti-technology terrorists assassinate Will, Evelyn uploads his brain into a prototype supercomputer. Although she at first finds the experiment seems to have gone wrong, before too long Evelyn finds Will responding in computer form. She goes on to connect Will to the Internet so he can help make further scientific breakthroughs. Will asks Evelyn to connect a microphone and a camera up to the computer so he can see and speak to her as well. When the anti-technology organization finds out, they try to steal the supercomputer and destroy it, but Will no longer needs the computer to survive.