Cillian Murphy Joins Wally Pfister’s Transcendence

Christopher Nolan is known for keeping his family of collaborators tight by using the same names time and time again. It makes sense, too. After all, if you’ve had success working with an actor or crew member before, why not try it again?

One of the most frequent names attached to Nolan projects is that of Cillian Murphy, and now Murphy, Nolan, and Wally Pfister are set to work together again on Pfister’s Transcendence, which is being produced by Nolan and his wife.

Murphy is the second of the Nolan club to join the film in the last week, as Morgan Freeman signed on a few days ago. Along with Freeman and Murphy, the film will also star Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Kate Mara and Rebecca Hall. Pretty impressive, eh?

Murphy, who previously worked with the pair on Inception and The Dark Knight Trilogy, is an excellent actor and I’m extremely excited to see him take on this role, especially considering he doesn’t have anything else in terms of Hollywood features on his slate. His performance as Scarecrow was one of the real treats in Batman Begins and that’s only one of his many outstanding roles. He always shines when he’s on screen and elevates each film he stars in.

We still don’t have any details on who Murphy will be playing in Transcendence but hopefully we’ll get some word on that in the near future. Production begins later this month in LA, so it’s likely that the rest of the cast will be rounded out very soon. The film is currently set to hit theaters almost exactly one year after production begins, on April 25th, 2014.

What do you think of Murphy in Transcendence? Are you happy to see him working with Pfister and Nolan again? Does his casting make you more excited about this film? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.