'Transformers 4' Casts 'Bates Motel' Actress Nicola Peltz as the Female Lead

The process of tracking development on director Michael Bay's currently untitled fourth Transformers movie (we call it Transformers 4, for brevity's sake) has proven to be a dangerous one, between (initially) false casting reports about Mark Wahlberg that ended up coming true, a pretend script leaking - which got the fans excited for an installment that includes Dinobots and Unicron - and then, just last week, a synopsis dropped that Paramount denied as being accurate (though, the studio's drastic response suggests otherwise).

We continue the roller coaster ride today, with confirmation that Nicola Peltz has been cast as the female lead in Transformers 4 - some two months after Bay dismissed reports that she and Brenton Thwaites have been cast as "completely false" (so it was only a half-lie, so to speak).

Just so there's no confusion, here is the Tweet that proves it: