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Jack Reynor Set For Transformers 4
Michael Bay announces his pick

08 January 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Shoot For The Edit

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Jack Reynor

Just when it appeared Michael Bay had all but locked in the young leads for Transformers 4, along comes the director himself with some new information. Yes, Bumblebee is out and Hot Rod is in… No, sorry, we’re being told that’s the product of our warped imaginations. Instead, Jack Reynor will be running with the robots.

Reynor, who was born in the States but raised in Ireland, is having a damn good week. His latest film, What Richard Did, is arriving in UK cinemas this week and Bay has picked him to lead off TF4 alongside Mark Wahlberg.

“I just hired a great new actor for Transformers 4 to star against Mark Wahlberg. Jack Reynor, he is an Irish kid that came to America with 30 bucks in his pocket. Pretty ballsy. Seriously who does that? Anyway I spotted him in a great little Irish movie What Richard Did. This kid is the real deal.” Mr B certainly appears happy with his choice.

This latest casting update seems to dispel the idea that Brenton Thwaites and Nicola Peltz will be taking the leads, but they may still be in the mix for roles. After all, the female lead has still not been officially announced.

The chat-happy director also took on rumours that the new film will be a reboot, which sprang up despite word that the story would continue.  “Transformers 4 is not a reboot. This movie takes place exactly four years after the war in Chicago. The story makes a very natural transition, and reason as to why we have a whole new cast. This Transformers will feel very different than the last three. We are embarking on a new trilogy.” So now we know.

 Transformers 4 will be out on June 27, 2014.

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Jack you were class in What Richard Did, wish you wouldnt waist your time with that fool Michael Bay, in a graph of money vs bad films, he must be the most successful of all. Awful awful films. Good lie there from Michael Bay aswell More

Posted by jonnyinvincible at 13:11 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

" This Transformers will feel very different than the last three." Yes. And Megatron wasn't in the second. And the third didn't contain dorky humour. More

Posted by Ulmaceae at 08:04 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

that guy?
Wow,, I’m in shock. I’m in film college in Dublin and we were told to check out that film “What Richard did”, its a small little indie Irish movie,,It’s alright, haha, can’t picture Michael Bay sitting down and watching it at all. Some of the guys in my class kinda of even know Jack Reynor,, to think his next gig is gonna be a billion dollar blockbuster, unbelievable, fairplay to the lad,, (I hate Transformers though) no no, I’m not jealous in the sli More

Posted by Jamie_M at 02:08 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

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