Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Unbroken Trailer Sprints In
The true story has a fresh promo
Roger Allam & More Join Mr. Holmes
The aged Sherlock story fills its cast
Emmy Nominations 2014 Announced
Some good choices, some baffling...
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
08 July 2014
Disney Wants Live-Action Dumbo To Take Flight
Ehren Kruger is set to write the script
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Oculus (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Endless Love (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Carrie (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Bay Narrows Transformers 4 Casting
Luke Grimes & more testing

15 November 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

He may have secured Mark Wahlberg’s services for the next Transformers instalment, but Michael Bay knows he needs some youthful fresh faces to bulk out the cast. Because Optimus Prime might be cool, but he’s no spring robot chicken. Which means, of course, we’re now in the Actor Rumour Zone, with lists of possible talents springing up as Bay, Paramount and the casting team whittle down the likely lists.

According to The Hollywood Reporter (and confirming to character whispers that have been floating for a while), Wahlberg will play a guy with a daughter. The young lady in question is dating a racecar driver and it is these latter two roles now being decided.

For the daughter character, Bay is testing Isabelle Cornish (Abbie’s sister), The Last Airbender’s Nicola Peltz, Margaret Quallay and Carrie’s Gabriella Wilde.

For the driver, five guys are up for the part, including Luke Grimes, Landon Liboiron, Brenton Thwaites, Jack Reynor and Hunter Parrish. Of course, there’s always the chance of a dark horse jumping the field. Or Shia LaBeouf in a wig.

Apparently Paramount is looking to lock the contenders down into a three-film deal, which makes sense with the plan to launch a new TF trilogy. And we doubt anyone who gets the roles will shirk the opportunity, because it’s a big launchpad for a burgeoning career if parlayed correctly.

Ehren Kruger is at work on the script and it’ll start shooting next year for a June 27, 2014 release date.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Hobbit TV Spot Walks In
'I know you doubt me...'
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Film Studies 101: Ten Movie Formats That Shook The World
The pre-digital innovations that formed modern cinema

Exodus: Gods And Kings: Ridley Scott's Trailer Breakdown
The director talks us through his enormous Biblical epic

Jay Baruchel Talks How To Train Your Dragon 2
From The Human Centipede to the origin of 'Useless reptile'

Spotify Playlist: Now That's What I Call... Richard Linklater!
The Boyhood director has a soundtrack for life

Empire At EIFF 2014: Elijah Wood Q&A
See highlights of our Edinburgh chat with the actor

The Empire Podcast #118: Keira Knightley And Dean DeBlois Interviews
The Begin Again star and How To Train Your Dragon 2 director pop in for a chat

Watch: Industrial Light & Magic's Greatest Hits
From Star Wars to Transformers, we run through some of the best individual moments from the special effects masters

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £18!
Special 25th anniversary offer for one month only! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)