Kate Mara has joined the cast of TRANSCENDENCE, even beating out her sister Rooney Mara, who was at one point considered. She joins a cast including Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall and Paul Bettany. By my count thats 2 Americans and 2 Brits, unless the gypsy Depp is considered a man alone. Probably, he does own an island.
The plot details are still being kept off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush but we do know it will revolve around a scientist who has his brain uploaded into a computer in a cutting edge experiment. So, hopefully not another “Virtuosity”. But here’s hoping it involves at least one brain-rocket scientist.
Producing will be Broderick Johnson, Andrew Kosove, Marisa Polvino, Kate Cohen, Regency Boies and Annie Marter.
Mara has been on a bit of a hot streak in the tv world, racking up impressive roles on “American Horror Story” and “House of Cards”. On the movie front she was last in “Deadfall” and “10 Years”, both okish movies but ultimately forgettable. Up next for her besides this is “Fighting Jacob.”
She is repped by UTA.