Los Angeles: Hollywood actress Kate Mara is set to play a key role in cinematographer Wally Pfister`s directorial debut ‘Transcendence’, which also stars Johnny Depp.
Paul Bettany and Rebecca Hall will also be seen in the sci-fi thriller, which is produced by Christopher Nolan.
Although plot details are being kept under wraps, Depp is said to star as an assassinated scientist who has his brain uploaded on a computer, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
According to the sources, Kate`s sister Rooney Mara was first approached to play Depp`s wife and fellow scientist, which ultimately went to Hall.
Mara is known for her role in TV series ‘House of Cards’. She also featured in ‘Shooter’ and ‘Deadfall’.