Zooey Deschanel May Play Ada Lovelace In Enchantress of Numbers Movie

Posted Apr 20, 2010

Zooey Deschanel has been cast to play Ada Lovelace in a movie called Enchantress of Numbers. Lovelace was an English woman, who passed away in 1852, and was known to have wrote the first algorithm processed by a machine. Every year on March 24th, Lovelace’s contributions are celebrated by women working in science and technology. Lovelace translated an Italian mathematician’s memoir about Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine. She translated the memoir and included her own notes, which contained a computer program that could have been processed by the Analytical Engine if it was ever built. Bruce Beresford plans to direct the story this fall. [Production Weekly via Gizmodo]