Morgan Freeman is in final talks to join Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall and Kate Mara on Alcon’s Transcendence.

Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister’s directorial debut is set to begin shooting in May in Los Angeles.

Alcon is financing the project and co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson produce alongside Straight Up Films principals Marisa Polvino and Kate Cohen plus Annie Marter, who developed the screenplay with Straight Up.

Straight Up Films principal Regency Boies serves as co-producer. Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Aaron Ryder serve as executive producers.

Transcendence will open through Warner Bros on Apr 25, 2014.