Love or hate what Michael Bay has done with the Transformers franchise, there’s no denying the fact that four instalments in, it’s still massively popular with moviegoers. That explains why a fifth one is on the way with the filmmaker back at the helm, and he’s eyeing three stars for the cast which so far is made up of only Mark Wahlberg.
Relative unknown Isabela Moner is being eyed for the lead female role, and The Wrap reveals that she looks set to play Izabella, a “street-smart tomboy who grew up an orphan and was raised in foster care. She counts a small Transformer as her only friend… until she meets Wahlberg’s heroic inventor Cade Yeager.”
That certainly sounds pretty interesting, but so too are the other actors Bay has his eye on. Apparently, both Jean Dujardin (The Artist) and Stephen Merchant (The Office) are also wanted for Transformers 5, and while it’s easy to imagine the latter taking on a comedic role of some sort, the former being a villain would definitely make sense. That’s just speculation though, as we don’t have any official confirmation just yet.
With any luck, character details and some solid casting news will follow as soon as Transformers 5 gets a little closer to starting production later this year. Until then, stay tuned for updates.
Source: The Wrap