Davis will play the lead role of an FBI agent in the film, which centres on a cyber crime such as hacking, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
The film is being produced by Legendary Pictures, the studio behind "The Dark Knight" trilogy.
Davis recently finished filming "Prisoners" with Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Terrence Howard, and "Ender's Game" with Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin and Ben Kingsley.
The Oscar-nominated actress earned critical acclaim for her role as maid Aibeleen Clark in "The Help", for which she earned a best actress nomination at the Academy Awards.
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