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Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4

Transformers News: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4

Thursday, October 18th, 2012 12:32PM CDT

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Looks like the rumor was true! Paramount is searching for a new female lead who can play the part of a high school senior age character and a new male lead to play the part of her boyfriend and Texas race car driver. See below courtesy of Acting-Auditions.org.

The casting call also confirms that TF4 will take place after the events in DOTM and that Peter Cullen and Glen Morshower will reprise their roles from the previous trilogy.


Re: NEW: Bay says TF4 main characters will be high school girl and redneck racecar driver. Yay.


"Transformers 4" will begin filming in April or May 2012.
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Di Bonaventura Pictures and DreamWorks SKG in association with Hasbro are in development on the Paramount Pictures science fiction action film "Transformers 4". The casting directors are auditioning actors for the new lead roles in the film, as neither Shia LaBeouf or Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are returning. The female lead role is an 18 year old or above who can play high school senior age, and the male lead is an early twenties Texas race car driver who plays the female lead's boyfriend. Shooting will take place in various locations beginning in April or May of 2013. This film is currently being referred to as "Untitled Transformers Sequel".

Directors Guild of America DGA Award winner Michael Bay will return to direct his fourth installment of the film series from a screenplay written by Ehren Kruger, who also wrote "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon". Bay has said that this will be his final installment in the franchise, however Hasbro has stated that they would like to continue making additional Transformers films with or without Michael Bay. Writer Ehren Kruger's other credits include "Arlington Road," "Scream 3 & 4," "The Ring," "The Skeleton Key," and "The Brothers Grimm".

Three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg will again executive produce, along with Mark Vahradian for Di Bonaventura Pictures, and Brian Goldner for Hasbro. Producers are Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy, Tom DeSanto, and Academy Award nominee Ian Bryce. Spielberg and Bryce have collaborated on other films including "Saving Private Ryan," for which they both won Golden Globe Awards. Bryce also worked as assistant director on the Spielberg directed film "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom", and production manager on Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade". More recently Bryce and Michael Bay both produced the Paramount Pictures feature film "Pain & Gain", on which Bay also directed.

There has been some speculation that "Transformers 4" and "Transformers 5" will be shot back-to-back with Michael Bay at the helm, however there has been no official confirmation of this. Hasbro CEO announced at the company’s third quarter earnings conference that they were actively discussing this strategy with Paramount, director Michael Bay and producer Steven Spielberg. Glenn Morshower, who appeared as General Morshower in the first three "Transformers" films stated that Bay and Spielberg were not only working on "Transformers 4", but more than likely "Transformers 5" as well. "Transformers 4" is scheduled to hit theaters on June 27, 2014.

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Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Denise Chamian Casting
1438 N Gower Street
Building 35
Suite 270
Hollywood, CA 90028

Extras Casting

To Be Announced

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Di Bonaventura Pictures
5555 Melrose Avenue
DeMille Building
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90038

DreamWorks SKG
100 Universal City Plaza
Building 10
Universal City, CA 91608

Hasbro
1027 Newport Avenue
PO Box 1059
Pawtucket, RI 02862-1059

Paramount Pictures
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Executive Producers

Steven Spielberg
Michael Bay
Mark Vahradian
Brian Goldner

Producers:

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura
Ian Bryce
Don Murphy

Director:

Michael Bay

Starring:

To Be Cast - Female Lead
To Be Cast - Male Lead
Peter Cullen - Optimus Prime
Glenn Morshower - General Morshower

Story:

Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) returns with a new group of robot characters, and new male and female leads in "Transformers 4". The story will take off where the last film left off in Chicago, and expand on the history of the first three films in the series.
Credit(s): ActingAuditions.org
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Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1431720)
Posted by zodconvoy on October 18th, 2012 @ 12:38pm CDT
Good. The human cast should be wiped clean. Still, this squashes the hopes for a Beast Wars movie.
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1431726)
Posted by RodimalToyota on October 18th, 2012 @ 12:51pm CDT
zodconvoy wrote:Good. The human cast should be wiped clean. Still, this squashes the hopes for a well written movie.



edited... ;)


I'd be cool with it, if it meant this was going to take off with Optimus + Wreckers = Wreckers + Optimus, and have Springer, Magnus, Kup and Whirl show up to take on Dreadwing, Bludgeon and Thunderwing. To fight for Cybertron's remnants only to end the movie with the arrival of the Chaos Bringer.


But I'm sure it will end up being a ten sex, angst, fart humors, robot testicled, steereotypical nightware DX bayexplosive robot jerk fest.
But still have no actual story that matches up, with anything, that has ever been written, or even match the other movies, even though this continues the story...

:BANG_HEAD:
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1431731)
Posted by BeastWarsFTW on October 18th, 2012 @ 1:13pm CDT
Everything I just read make me wanna :BANG_HEAD: ..... forever. I honestly would have liked DOTM until I read the book before the movie came out. Once I read the book and how awesome it was, the movie was destined to fail. So maybe this one will have a good book too. I'm gonna go ahead and say this as well: I bet Unicron shows up (possibly being drawn by what happened to Cybertron in DOTM) and reformats/fixes Megz into Galvatron. IMO.
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1431733)
Posted by RiddlerJ on October 18th, 2012 @ 1:16pm CDT
Ladies, get yer bikinis on. Michael Bay is holdin' another "audition" :michaelbay:
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1431738)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on October 18th, 2012 @ 1:23pm CDT
Yeah lets just classify this one as DOA right noe and move on, maybe if we ignore this one & its laziness this nightmare will end & the franchise can get put back on track. Oh wait that'll never happen cause of the brain dead mindless masses out there that will see anything with explosions in it. Still say the only way to save the franchise is to wipe the slate clean wait a few years and star all over. Id rather go 2 or 3 years with out transformers if it ment getting something worth while.
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1431739)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 18th, 2012 @ 1:30pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:Ladies, get yer bikinis on. Michael Bay is holdin' another "audition" :michaelbay:


Michael Bay introduces a new kind of "explosive."

:-s

I...I digress.
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1431740)
Posted by BeastWarsFTW on October 18th, 2012 @ 1:31pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:Yeah lets just classify this one as DOA right noe and move on, maybe if we ignore this one & its laziness this nightmare will end & the franchise can get put back on track. Oh wait that'll never happen cause of the brain dead mindless masses out there that will see anything with explosions in it. Still say the only way to save the franchise is to wipe the slate clean wait a few years and star all over. Id rather go 2 or 3 years with out transformers if it ment getting something worth while.



This deserves a "Like" button.
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1431742)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on October 18th, 2012 @ 1:33pm CDT
So is it safe to say the new movie will be set in Texas?
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1431743)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 18th, 2012 @ 1:42pm CDT
I'm sure Michael bay has BINDERS full of women he can audition. ROTFL. :lol:

But yeah, two more Bay-verse movies is kinda good news for me. Will be two more years of USA toys I can skip to save money and buy Takara's Masterpiece bots.
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1431744)
Posted by craggy on October 18th, 2012 @ 1:42pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:Ladies, get yer bikinis on. Michael Bay is holdin' another "audition" :michaelbay:

Off. The word you mean is "off".
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1431755)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 18th, 2012 @ 2:04pm CDT
Yeah, I can't imagine how awesome it would be if there were NO humans. Just robots... with actual right-real character development. As opposed to deep, probing lines from Jazz like...

"we rolling."

(refers to my eyes below)

:roll:
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1431756)
Posted by RodimalToyota on October 18th, 2012 @ 2:05pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:Yeah lets just classify this one as DOA right noe and move on, maybe if we ignore this one & its laziness this nightmare will end & the franchise can get put back on track. Oh wait that'll never happen cause of the brain dead mindless masses out there that will see anything with explosions in it. Still say the only way to save the franchise is to wipe the slate clean wait a few years and star all over. Id rather go 2 or 3 years with out transformers if it ment getting something worth while.



It'll still make a Billion Dollars, but make Battlfield: Earth look like a Shakespeare novel.
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1431757)
Posted by griftimus prime on October 18th, 2012 @ 2:07pm CDT
heres hoping this horrible movie will have better toys than the joke prime line.
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1431765)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 18th, 2012 @ 2:23pm CDT
I only wish we could have gotten the Microns that came with the Takara Prime line... but I digress.

Back on topic. Ummm, yeah. So they got Cullen back. Bravo there. That will mean the difference between me buying it on blu-ray, and not buying it.

Wish they'd bring Welker on board for some Megatron/Soundwave action.
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1431774)
Posted by Burn on October 18th, 2012 @ 2:48pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:Oh wait that'll never happen cause of the brain dead mindless masses out there that will see anything with explosions in it.


You know, as someone who didn't mind the movies despite their problems, I am sick to death of people like you who corral people like me into a group and give them such a negative label.

I won't apologise to you for liking something you don't like, but seriously, people have different tastes to you. Deal with it.
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1431812)
Posted by amtm on October 18th, 2012 @ 4:58pm CDT
Hasbro has stated that they would like to continue making additional Transformers films with or without Michael Bay.


Without. Please. For the love of Primus.
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1431816)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 18th, 2012 @ 5:01pm CDT
Yeah, I'd be curious how it would go if they completely rebooted and tried to do a nice G1 continuity movie... live action or animated. Seeing the Ark crash on earth, dinobots, constructicons, insecticons... all in CGI. Would be amazing. >:oP
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1431844)
Posted by DevastaTTor on October 18th, 2012 @ 6:31pm CDT
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1431864)
Posted by Sodan-1 on October 18th, 2012 @ 7:47pm CDT
This was probably covered years ago, but I was wondering if there was an explanation as to why Glen Morshower's character was called Colonel Sharp in the first movie but then General Morshower in that which followed. Obviously I'm interested more in the change of name than rank. Please tell me it wasn't a case of "...as far as we know there were no survivors [but we just so happen to have this General who's the spitting image of one of the dead guys]." :???:
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1431867)
Posted by DavidT on October 18th, 2012 @ 8:00pm CDT
Sharp and Morshower are 2 completely different characters, they just got Morshower to play both. Sharp was indeed killed in the base strike in the first movie. General Morshower is also in the military in real life for those that didn't know :)
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1432027)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 19th, 2012 @ 9:26am CDT
Burn wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:I am sick to death of people like you who corral people like me into a group and give them such a negative label.


Yeah, we need to take the hate away from our fellow fans, and keep it on Bay where it belongs. ;) :lol:

My dislike for the movies and toylines aside, I still know they pumped life into the franchise and kept the TF line going strong... so we could see the sidelines like (the amazing) Classics and FOC (and I actually like PowerCore as well... much fun.)

So somewhere in the back of my head, I know all that relentless barrage of horrible Bumblebee repaints sold to little kids helped fund the bots I'm buying.

So that tip of the hat extends to fellow fans like MegatronWolf. They're collecting movie stuff keeps the classics, FOC, masterpiece toys coming.
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1432040)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 19th, 2012 @ 9:50am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:My dislike for the movies and toylines aside, I still know they pumped life into the franchise and kept the TF line going strong... so we could see the sidelines like (the amazing) Classics


Actually, Classics was released in 2006, before the films. And before the Bumblebee Bombard.

and FOC (and I actually like PowerCore as well... much fun.)


FOC is a part of Generations, which is a successor to Classics. :)
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1432042)
Posted by noctorro on October 19th, 2012 @ 9:51am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:I'm sure Michael bay has BINDERS full of women he can audition. ROTFL. :lol:

But yeah, two more Bay-verse movies is kinda good news for me. Will be two more years of USA toys I can skip to save money and buy Takara's Masterpiece bots.


You shouldn't laugh at your own posts.
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1432047)
Posted by noctorro on October 19th, 2012 @ 9:55am CDT
Burn wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:Oh wait that'll never happen cause of the brain dead mindless masses out there that will see anything with explosions in it.


You know, as someone who didn't mind the movies despite their problems, I am sick to death of people like you who corral people like me into a group and give them such a negative label.

I won't apologise to you for liking something you don't like, but seriously, people have different tastes to you. Deal with it.


I agree, it's total nonsense to say that the ones saw it in theaters are stupid ignorant homeless people. I'm a first class transformers fan and I've seen it 3 times in cinemas.
I've enjoyed the 3 movies, 2 did have horrible moments and overall it doesn't come close to what High Moon did in FOC.

Still, whatever movie Mr. Bay ships out, I'll watch it, and probably 2 times more and buy the blu ray as soon as it hits ebay. And I'll buy all the onscreen figures, unless they cost 100 bucks (I hate you DOTM deluxe leadfoot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1432050)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 19th, 2012 @ 9:58am CDT
noctorro wrote:
gothsaurus wrote:I'm sure Michael bay has BINDERS full of women he can audition. ROTFL. :lol:

But yeah, two more Bay-verse movies is kinda good news for me. Will be two more years of USA toys I can skip to save money and buy Takara's Masterpiece bots.


You shouldn't laugh at your own posts.


I don't understand the problem in doing so. :-|
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1432052)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 19th, 2012 @ 10:02am CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
gothsaurus wrote:Actually, Classics was released in 2006, before the films.


Yeah, I was meaning Classics as a broad term. My point was that the lines aimed at kids help fund the niche lines.
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1432054)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 19th, 2012 @ 10:06am CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
noctorro wrote:
gothsaurus wrote:I'm sure Michael bay has BINDERS full of women he can audition. ROTFL. :lol:

But yeah, two more Bay-verse movies is kinda good news for me. Will be two more years of USA toys I can skip to save money and buy Takara's Masterpiece bots.


You shouldn't laugh at your own posts.


I don't understand the problem in doing so. :-|


Hey gang. I actually was deliberately trying to lighten the mood after dropping a political joke (the binders full of women). Lord knows I don't want a full thread of people arguing politics. We have enough debate between the Bayverse and G1ers.

(Wow. I realized just had to argue to justify my use of a smiley... oh, you crazy internets!)
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1432058)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 19th, 2012 @ 10:12am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
noctorro wrote:
gothsaurus wrote:I'm sure Michael bay has BINDERS full of women he can audition. ROTFL. :lol:

But yeah, two more Bay-verse movies is kinda good news for me. Will be two more years of USA toys I can skip to save money and buy Takara's Masterpiece bots.


You shouldn't laugh at your own posts.


I don't understand the problem in doing so. :-|


Hey gang. I actually was deliberately trying to lighten the mood after dropping a political joke (the binders full of women). Lord knows I don't want a full thread of people arguing politics. We have enough debate between the Bayverse and G1ers.

(Wow. I realized just had to argue to justify my use of a smiley... oh, you crazy internets!)



I have doubts it would have escalated that high, however I was trying to figure out the reason he thought we should not laugh at our own posts. |:|

Oh yeah, and the quoting failed in the post above. Here you go:

PrymeStriker wrote:
gothsaurus wrote:My dislike for the movies and toylines aside, I still know they pumped life into the franchise and kept the TF line going strong... so we could see the sidelines like (the amazing) Classics

Actually, Classics was released in 2006, before the films.
Re: Rumor Confirmed: Paramount Pictures Begins Casting New Lead Roles for Transformers 4 (1432133)
Posted by ReDPATH on October 19th, 2012 @ 1:20pm CDT
If true.

Not really sure I understand the need to reintroduce high school characters into the plot when its supposed to have a 'different feel' than the 3 previous movies even though its keeping canon with the previous 3 movies. Other than catering to the casual demographic again.

You could have just thrown a ton of money at Shia so he couldn't refuse it and get him back on board or thrown a ton of money at a preggers Megan Fox and gotten the same result as you will bringing in another Victoria secret model as a high school girl.

I guess it does add truth to the idea that this film will have a smaller budget. Bay got so cheap he didn't want to pay anybody from the previous 3 movies to come back again at a potentially higher cost.

Though if Peter Cullen is coming back. I guess were supposed to (assuming its going to) pretend he knows nothing about Sam or the Cons won't bother harassing him again. Maybe he moved to the center of the Earth or something.

The whole thing smells like a reboot of the first film only insert hot chick as the lead instead of Shia and keeping loose continuity with the previous movies.
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