Johnny Depp will be back in New Mexico to film a science-fiction thriller.
The New Mexico Film Office says Depp, who was here last year for production of The Lone Ranger, will star with Morgan Freeman in a movie called Transcendence that will film in and around Albuquerque through the end of July.
Other cast members include Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany and Kate Mara.
Transcendence is an original science-fiction thriller that explores the concept of identity and morality in the age of artificial intelligence.
The production will employ approximately 250 New Mexico crew members and more than 2,400 New Mexico background and principal talent.
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