Johnny Depp Confirmed for "Transcendence"

Johnny Depp Confirmed for

After being in negotiations for the project since last fall, Johnny Depp will officially join the upcoming film “Transcendence.”

Directed by newcomer Wally Pfister, the sci-fi flick is set to begin production this summer. According to IMDB, the story follows a scientist who uploads his brain into a supercomputer after he is assassinated by anti-technology terrorists.

The schedule will allow for the 49-year-old to star in the movie “Black Mass,” about mob boss Whitey Bulger and the FBI”s witness protection program.

Directed by Barry Levinson, the crime drama is currently in pre-production with hopes to hit theaters sometime in 2014.