Blunt battling for Transcendence?

Emily Blunt is reportedly up against Rooney Mara and Rebecca Hall for the female lead in sci-fi film Transcendence.

Johnny Depp stars as a scientist whose brain is uploaded into a computer in the movie, which is being directed by cinematographer Wally Pfister.

Emily, Rooney and Rebecca are in the running to play his wife Evelyn, with a decision due later this week, according to Deadline.

Emily is currently shooting the action movie All You Need Is Kill alongside Tom Cruise and Charlotte Riley.

Production on Transcendence is set to begin in March.