Michael Bay Casting Young Leads for ‘Transformers 4′

Published 2 years ago by , Updated May 12th, 2013 at 7:37 am,

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We’re starting to get a clearer picture of how Transformers 4 will (and won’t) be a departure from previous installments in the Hasbro product-based franchise. Director Michael Bay’s supposedly final Transformers flick – which is being scripted by Dark of the Moon screenwriter Ehren Kruger – takes place some four years after the destruction of Chicago in the third movie, with some new Autobots (as dictated by weak TF3 toy sales) and featuring an entirely-revamped human cast that includes Mark Wahlberg (score one for the Internet rumor mill).

Today, we can confirm those previous rumors about TF4 featuring young leads in the form of a female high-schooler and her race car driver boyfriend are, indeed, accurate after all. Moreover, Bay is actively looking to fill those roles, now that Wahlberg is onboard as the aforementioned young woman’s father.

Many fans were displeased when the initial TF4 casting rumor began circulating, as it suggests the film is going to fly too close to the formula of the first three films. However, there’s a silver lining to this confirmation, as Heat Vision reports the story “centers on Wahlberg’s character and his daughter,” as opposed to the latter character and her boyfriend. Of course, the suggestion that this installment (which is meant to kickoff a new trilogy where Bay eventually hands over the reins to another director) will revolve around a father-daughter relationship might invite a different sort of negative response altogether. Moving on…

The actresses currently reported to be vying for the role of Wahlberg’s daughter include Isabelle Cornish (the younger sister of Sucker Punch and Limitless actress Abbie Cornish), Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender), Margaret Quallay (daughter of Andie MacDowell) and Gabriella Wilde (the Carrie remake). In other words, Bay’s looking to cast either a little-known or newcomer young actress in the role – which seems reasonable, given that a Transformers movie starring Wahlberg doesn’t exactly need any more selling power. Moreover, it’s in keeping with the approach of the first film, where then lesser-knowns Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox were hired on as the fresh-faced leads (for better or for worse).

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Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf in ‘Transformers’

Meanwhile, potential candidates for the car-racing boyfriend role in TF4 include Luke Grimes (Taken 2), Landon Liboiron (Terra Nova), Brenton Thwaites (Home and Away), Hunter Parrish (Weeds) and relative newcomer Jack Reynor. Bear in mind, although this casting process may seem of trivial-to-no interest for the time being, Heat Vision‘s insiders are indicating that Paramount plans to sign both the young female and male leads to “a strict three-picture deal.” Obviously, that is standard procedure for a franchise such as this – especially given that two more films are already being anticipated – but, nonetheless, fans better hope they like (or, at the least, can tolerate) whomever Bay and Paramount deems worthy.

Production on Transformers 4 is scheduled to get underway by Spring 2013, with a target release date of June 27th, 2014 in mind.

Source: THR

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  1. Well hello why are u getting rid of the best actors/actresses the movie won’t be the same ad trust me u won’t wanna change it with new faces only change a few but don’t it all! I give this a 39%out of 101

    • I really would like to see Megan fox in the new tf4. It all originated with them n I would love to see it end with them. Their love story n of course the transformers is my favorite about the movie. Please meng put them (shia lebouf n Megan fox) back in the movie meng.

    • I really would like to see Megan fox in the new tf4. It all originated with them n I would love to see it end with them. Their love story n of course the transformers is my favorite about the movie. Please put them (shia lebouf n Megan fox) back in the movie.

  2. Transformers is not transformer without the people who started the whole seires (shia and megan!). I didn’t even want to watch the 3rd one without megan fox, now both r out. Shame shame

  3. you guys its not about bay keeping them yes everyone wants shia and fox but they might not want to do another one coz shia has done 3 and fox has done to plus walberg is a good actor

  4. Actress female age 20 interested

  5. That photo of Shia LaBeouf & Megan Fox isn’t from Revenge of The Fallen, it’s from the first movie.

    • My bad, thanks for catching that.

      It’s been corrected.

  6. i think this movie wont be as great as the others, they are basicly killing what everyone see about the transformer series so far without the old actors it wont be the same so in other words R.I.P. TRANSFORMERS!!!!

  7. I want to be actress or extra

  8. I am a great actress and im very outgoing im goofy and i love being around people but i can also be serious when it is needed this will be my first movie but im very experienced with action stuff like this.

  9. No I don’t want to be an extra in Transformer 4. I would like a role, perhaps as the mother or aunt or sister to one of the main characters. I am 51 with enough energy to become a transformer. I have a few credits to my name. I have been working on film for over 25 years.

  10. I have been a strong fan of the transformers series since it begun…kinda dissatisfied with 3 (no megan fox)…but now you have the audacity to say 4 wont have Shia…well tf4 wont have my support at all nothing against mark but thats what keep the series interesting…bad boys kept martin & will…m.i.b. kept tommy & will…both very successful…tf4 will not be half as good as 1, 2, or 3 & I will bet anything on that!!!