Alcon announced on Monday [4] that the UK actress will star alongside Johnny Depp and Paul Bettany in the closely guarded project. Lionsgate handles international sales and Warner Bros will distribute in the US.

Wally Pfister makes his feature directorial debut and his longtime collaborator Christopher Nolan will serve as executive producer alongside Emma Thomas and Aaron Ryder.

Alcon principals Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove produce with Annie Marter, who developed the screenplay, plus Straight Up Films principals Marisa Polvino and Kate Cohen as well as David Valdes. Straight Up principal Regency Boies will co-produce.

Production is set to kick off in April in Los Angeles and Warner Bros has scheduled an Apr 25 2014 US release. Jack Paglen wrote the screenplay.