Cillian Murphy has become the latest big name to join the cast of Wally Pfister's Transcendence.

Following his appearances in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy and Inception, it's being reported that the Cork actor will collaborate with Nolan's long-time director of photography Wally Pfister on the latter's directorial debut.

Johnny Depp will star in the science fiction drama as an assassinated scientist who has his brain uploaded, with Rebecca Hall playing his wife and fellow scientist.

Kate Mara, Morgan Freeman and Paul Bettany play supporting roles - but details of Murphy's character have yet to be revealed.