Emily Blunt is up for the lead in Transcendence, a new sci-fi movie starring Johnny Depp.
The movie will by the directorial debut for Wally Pfister, longtime collaborator of Christopher Nolan, and it’s already got some star power behind it. In October it was announced that Johnny Depp signed up for the movie, playing a scientist whose brain is uploaded to a supercomputer after his death.
Emily Blunt is said to be one of the three actresses in contention for the scientist who actually uploads Depp’s brain, who is also his wife, Deadline reported.
Blunt’s competition for the role comes from Rooney Mara, star of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and Rebecca Hall, who will is set to appear in the upcoming Iron Man 3, NME reported. The studio is expected to announce its decision on Friday (December 14).
Emily Blunt could come into some scheduling difficulty that may prevent her from appearing in Transcendence. She is still working out the shooting dates for her upcoming film, All You Need Is Kill, while the Johnny Depp sci-fi film is set to start filming on March 4.
If Emily Blunt doesn’t get the role in transcendence, it could mean more time at home with husband John Krasinski. His show The Office is nearing its end, and the couple recently put more than $2 million down to buy an eco-friendly home in Ojai, California. The home, which has four bedrooms, four fireplaces, a three car garage, a separate guest wing, and a pool and spa, is powered entirely by solar panels.