Whether you love, hate or couldn’t give a monkeys about Transformers 4, the ever-growing bizarre list of actors attached to star is too intriguing to ignore. Last week it was announced that Kelsey Grammer had signed on as the film’s human antagonist. Now, The Wrap reports that British actress Sophia Myles has clambered aboard the fourth instalment.
According to the report, her role is being kept secret for now but The Wrap’s source who has read the script believes she is to play a scientist. She’ll join an entirely new band of cast members for what is being touted as a reboot to the franchise.
Myles’ breakout role was in 2002’s Underworld. She’s since followed that up with leading roles in Tristan and Isolde alongside James Franco, and the Jamie Bell vehicle, Hallam Foe. As the Transformers: Dark Of The Moon cast have been given the heave-ho, her similarity to Rosie Huntington-Whitely indicates Bay is partial to the English rose-type. Expect her to ham up her accent and have incredibly clear diction. And sexy librarian glasses.
Michael Bay’s Pain And Gain star Mark Wahlberg leads the cast with Nicola Peltz from Bates Motel pegged as his daughter and up-and-comer Jack Reynor as her boyfriend. At the recent CinemaCon event in Las Vegas, Bay revealed that Stanley Tucci has also joined the cast. No news on his role was unveiled though. He went on to add that this next chapter in the franchise will embrace a new look for Cybertron. This includes the use of IMAX technology which he made use of during a ten-minute sequence in Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen.
Transformers 4 will shoot in China, and is scheduled for release on June 27th, 2014.