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Kate Mara Boards Johnny Depp’s ‘Transcendence’

Pic also stars Paul Bettany and Rebecca Hall

Kate Mara is looking to follow her success on Netflix’s “House of Cards” by boarding Alcon’s “Transcendence,” starring Johnny Depp.

Paul Bettany and Rebecca  Hall also star with Wally Pfister making his directorial debut.

Pic will be financed and produced by Alcon Entertainment’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Warner Bros. will distribute.

Written by Jack Paglen, the screenplay was developed by Annie Marter and Straight Up Films, whose principals include Marisa Polvino, Kate Cohen and Regency Boies. Polvino, Marter and Cohen will produce along with David Valdes (“Book of Eli”), Johnson and Kosove. Boies will co-produce.

Plot details are being kept under wraps. Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Aaron Ryder are executive producers.

Kate Mara’s sister Rooney Mara was considered for the role that ended up going to Hall.

She is repped by UTA.

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