Deschanel Joins Beresford’s “Enchantress”

Zooey Deschanel is in talks to play Ada Lovelace in the period drama “Enchantress of Numbers” reports Production Weekly.

Daughter of Lord Byron, Lovelace was a 19th-century writer and key figure in the development of machines that went beyond simple mathematics and into more complex computational problems. In some ways she’s considered the first computer programmer.

Bruce Beresford (“Driving Miss Daisy,” “Breaker Morant,” “Paradise Road”) directs the project which begins shooting this Fall.