Looks like Michael Bay has decided to classed up his latest transforming robots from outer space movie with British actress Sophia Myles, an honest to goodness actress who was last seen on TV as the lead in the vampire show “Moonlight” and the Brit spy show “MI-5”, though some may recall her from the Kate Beckinsale franchise “Underworld” and “Outlander” with Jim Caviezel.
Myles joins new franchise leading man Mark Wahlberg on “Transformers 4”, which would find Wahlberg playing a military badass type who, along with his daughter (Nicola Peltz) and her boyfriend (Jack Reynor) will run afoul of human bad guy Kelsey Grammer and, of course, a slew of dangerous transforming robots from outer space out to enslave all of humanity and whatnot.
It’s a good thing for them that the Autobots are still around to lend a hand.
Myles’ role in the film is murky, but she is said to be playing a scientist that has been described as “a major supporting role” in the film. I’m guessing as a love interest for Wahlberg’s character. Although previous “Transformers” films have focused on the kids’ romantic interests, casting Wahlberg and the lack of a LaBeouf will probably change all that.
Bay is directing from a script by Ehren Kruger, who also wrote the previous two “Transformers” films.
“Transformers 4” blasts into theaters next year June 27, 2014.
No offense to the previous British blonde Bay got to star in the last “Transformers” movie but it’s nice to have a female lead who can actually act. Yes, even in a franchise about transforming robots from outer space.
Via : The Wrap