Paul Bettany Boards 'Transcendence'

'Avengers' thesp joins Johnny Depp in Alcon Ent. pic

Paul Bettany has joined Johnny Depp in Alcon Entertainment’s “Transcendence.”

“The Dark Knight” cinematographer Wally Pfister will make his helming debut on “Transcendence” and will be financed and produced by Alcon Entertainment’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Warner Bros. will distribute.

The film will also be produced by Straight Up Films’ Annie Marter, Marisa Polvino and Kate Cohen along with David Valdes. Jack Paglen penned the script.Plot details are being kept under wraps.

Bettany was most recently seen in Marvel’s “The Avengers” as the voice of Jarvis, which he will reprise in “Iron Man 3.”

He is repped by UTA, Independent Talent Group and Affirmative Entertainment.

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