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Cillian Murphy Feels 'Transcendence' For Wally Pfister's Directorial Debut

by Kevin Jagernauth
April 15, 2013 4:14 PM
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Cillian Murphy

If there has been an unofficial rabbit's foot in Christopher Nolan's last run of films, it would have to be Cillian Murphy. The actor has appeared in all three "The Dark Knight" films, as well as "Inception," and now he's moving sideways into the directorial debut of cinematographer Wally Pfister...produced by none other than Nolan himself.

Latino Review reports that Murphy has joined the ridiculously attractive cast of "Transcendence" which includes  Johnny DeppRebecca Hall, Kate MaraPaul Bettany and Morgan Freeman. As you probably know, no one is talking about story details, but we do know the Black List script by Jack Paglen (one of our Screenwriters On The Rise) revolves around an assassinated scientist who gets his brain uploaded to a computer. Murphy is reportedly taking one of the three male lead roles.

Production starts in May, and the movie is slated to hit on April 25, 2014.

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  • Alan B | April 16, 2013 2:20 AMReply

    I assume Murphy has been cast as the terrorist villain, with Depp and Hall as the married couple and Bettany as the other scientist. I haven't read the script, but I assume there is some kind of love triangle between Bettany, Hall and Depp's technological ghost.

  • Diomedes | April 16, 2013 12:44 AMReply

    How exactly is the story a big secret? The script isn't particularly difficult to get ahold of if you know where to look.

  • patchthehavoc | April 15, 2013 10:30 PMReply

    I thought it was supposed to be three leads, one of whom was the wife of the assassinated scientist? Or is it three male leads plus the wife, plus the other notable female role, who's supposed to be leading the anti-technology faction...? In any case, not going to ever complain about more Cillian Murphy.

  • Real | April 15, 2013 8:45 PMReply

    Great. More Cillian on the big screen is always good. I was hoping Noaln would cast him in 'Interstellar' though but I suppose he will do this instead.

  • Kieran | April 15, 2013 6:28 PMReply

    At this point, it can't really do any harm can it?

  • caro | April 15, 2013 6:11 PMReply

    soon Michael caine?!

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