Transformers 3 - John Malkovich and Frances McDormand Roles Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers 3 - John Malkovich and Frances McDormand Roles Revealed

Monday, March 22nd, 2010 4:55PM CDT

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It hasn't even been a day since Michael Bay revealed to us that John Malkovich and Frances McDormand would be making their way into Transformers 3, and we already have our first news bit about them. The highly decorated actors will play major roles in the movie. McDormand, a one time Academy Award winner, and Malkovich, a two time Academy Award nominee add experience to the set. Thanks to the folks at Deadline.com, we find out their roles in the movie. McDormand is cast to be the National Intelligence Director and Malkovich as Sam's first boss. You can check out the rest of the article here.

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Re: Transformers 3 - John Malkovich and Frances McDormand Roles Revealed (1056938)
Posted by LiKwid on March 22nd, 2010 @ 5:19pm CDT
Very interesting...So are they trying to make up for the mediocre acting by adding established actors/actresss? Wish Jon Voight would make a return as well..
Re: Transformers 3 - John Malkovich and Frances McDormand Roles Revealed (1056944)
Posted by Liftgate on March 22nd, 2010 @ 5:22pm CDT
I propose that a Space Bridge and the little magic door from Being John Malkovich both work on the very same principle.

In fact, I propose that's how Malkovich wound up in the Transformers universe!


This is more cool news though, John Malkovich is awesome.
Re: Transformers 3 - John Malkovich and Frances McDormand Roles Revealed (1056958)
Posted by LeL on March 22nd, 2010 @ 5:40pm CDT
hmmmm.... Sam, Sam's Boss and Leo, I wonder what will they be working on?

1. Allspark containment device
2. Space bridge
3. Deceptabum butt kicking mega robot


I hope Leo comes back :sad:
Re: Transformers 3 - John Malkovich and Frances McDormand Roles Revealed (1056959)
Posted by Torneira on March 22nd, 2010 @ 5:42pm CDT
John Malkovich as Dr. Arkaville?

He certainly has the looks for it ! :D
Re: Transformers 3 - John Malkovich and Frances McDormand Roles Revealed (1056968)
Posted by Alex Jones on March 22nd, 2010 @ 6:40pm CDT
WAIT A MINUTE.. SAM'S BOSS???? BRINGING BACK THE CORE MYTHOLOGY???

Didn't the leaked script with the time travel stuff had a character who was Sam's boss???
Re: Transformers 3 - John Malkovich and Frances McDormand Roles Revealed (1056969)
Posted by partholon on March 22nd, 2010 @ 6:41pm CDT
(re. torneiras post )thats what i was just thinking !

sweet jesus no ! trust bay to think being faithfull to the lore would mean introducing nutty scientists wih hypno chips .

that said a film tweaked version of "ultimate doom" would have some great drama in it (im thinking of the scene where megs forces prime to activate the last pylon or doom cybertron) and it would be one hell of a first look at cybertron itself as it coasts into orbit.

we even have ironhide established to say "i never thought id be sorry to see cybertron " :) :)

still on the OP, good moves. both are good actors and i second the call for voight to come back.
Re: Transformers 3 - John Malkovich and Frances McDormand Roles Revealed (1056993)
Posted by First-Aid on March 22nd, 2010 @ 7:23pm CDT
PLease tell me you're joking about bringing Voight back... :sad:
Re: Transformers 3 - John Malkovich and Frances McDormand Roles Revealed (1056999)
Posted by Liftgate on March 22nd, 2010 @ 7:42pm CDT
First-Aid wrote:PLease tell me you're joking about bringing Voight back... :sad:



Ok, they're joking about bringing Voight back. They are actually bringing Bernie Mac back instead. :p
Re: Transformers 3 - John Malkovich and Frances McDormand Roles Revealed (1057013)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on March 22nd, 2010 @ 8:25pm CDT
Great choices!
Re: Transformers 3 - John Malkovich and Frances McDormand Roles Revealed (1057031)
Posted by Elita One on March 22nd, 2010 @ 9:05pm CDT
Cool there's gonna be some class in TF 3. Both these actors are great and with McDormand there's another Coen Bros alumni(Fargo).
Re: Transformers 3 - John Malkovich and Frances McDormand Roles Revealed (1057042)
Posted by Alex Jones on March 22nd, 2010 @ 9:28pm CDT
Well if you look at the some of G1 cartoons and possibily some of the later incarnations, there is always a non-Transformer collaborator (Archiville, King Nergill, Sam Burger, etc.) that is going to get something in return from Megatron, even though Megatron plans to betray them anyway.
Re: Transformers 3 - John Malkovich and Frances McDormand Roles Revealed (1057066)
Posted by Prime Riblet on March 22nd, 2010 @ 10:18pm CDT
This news is neither good nor bad. It's kind of sad, but both of these people do absolutely nothing for me-good or bad.
Re: Transformers 3 - John Malkovich and Frances McDormand Roles Revealed (1057105)
Posted by Autobot032 on March 23rd, 2010 @ 1:15am CDT
Wow...

Those are two huge names that I never expected to be attached to something like this.

Malkovich doesn't strike me as the type of guy who would take this role.

Guess I was wrong on that one.
Re: Transformers 3 - John Malkovich and Frances McDormand Roles Revealed (1057118)
Posted by Ultra Markus on March 23rd, 2010 @ 2:27am CDT
Cyrus 'The Virus' Grissom
Re: Transformers 3 - John Malkovich and Frances McDormand Roles Revealed (1057123)
Posted by gigazarak on March 23rd, 2010 @ 3:30am CDT
Autobot032 wrote:Wow...

Those are two huge names that I never expected to be attached to something like this.

Malkovich doesn't strike me as the type of guy who would take this role.

Guess I was wrong on that one.


Um, I'm sure the guys no fool, this is a big budget movie, theres money involved, why wouldn't he/they want a piece of it? Oh and add to the fact that Malkovich lost money to Wall Street swindler Bernie Madoffs $50billion Ponzi scheme, then the picture of his involvement becomes clearer...

But you are right, they are peculiar choices for this film, but if the last two films have taught us anything, expect the unexpected from this franchise, good or bad!
Torneira wrote:John Malkovich as Dr. Arkaville?

He certainly has the looks for it ! :D


Hell yeah! They HAVE to do this! It's oblique and strange and placates fans with the whole 'core mythology' line! I'm excited to see what they do with Dr. Arkaville, I mean the guys a freakin' cyborg! Just think of the CGI opportunities right there!
Re: Transformers 3 - John Malkovich and Frances McDormand Roles Revealed (1057134)
Posted by Skullgrin140 on March 23rd, 2010 @ 5:20am CDT
Well, this is somewhat pleasing. Originally I was expecting John Malkovich to play Soundwave, but great to see him & Frances McDormand on Transformers. I'm hoping with those 2 the film wont earn any Razzies as well as the both of them.
Re: Transformers 3 - John Malkovich and Frances McDormand Roles Revealed (1057178)
Posted by RiddlerJ on March 23rd, 2010 @ 8:14am CDT
Oh please. I wouldn't be surprised if their roles were just glorified cameos.
Re: Transformers 3 - John Malkovich and Frances McDormand Roles Revealed (1057194)
Posted by HECTOR on March 23rd, 2010 @ 8:50am CDT
I agree, Jon Voight should come back to run around shot-gunning cons in the face! He's a lotta fun.
Re: Transformers 3 - John Malkovich and Frances McDormand Roles Revealed (1057264)
Posted by Mechabreaker on March 23rd, 2010 @ 11:44am CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:Oh please. I wouldn't be surprised if their roles were just glorified cameos.


I'm honestly thinking the same thing, much like Bernie Mac's role in the first TF movie. Which I have no problem with because Bernie Mac, unlike Tracy Morgan, was actually funny... May he rest in peace.

But we aren't talking about Tracy Morgan, or Bernie Mac, this is Frances McDormand who starred in Fargo, which is a dark but funny film and John Malkovich who starred in friggin' Con Air, which also starred Nic Cage back when he was a good actor. Anyway, I really hope Bay doesn't have them do anything humiliating in this movie (I.E. John Turturro flashing his jock strapped man-ass in ROTF).
Re: Transformers 3 - John Malkovich and Frances McDormand Roles Revealed (1057273)
Posted by MYoung23 on March 23rd, 2010 @ 12:05pm CDT
Liftgate wrote:
First-Aid wrote:PLease tell me you're joking about bringing Voight back... :sad:



Ok, they're joking about bringing Voight back. They are actually bringing Bernie Mac back instead. :p



Bernie Mac/Jazz headmaster?


Too soon?

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