The robots may be staying the same, but the human cast is getting a complete makeover for Transformers 4. So it’s out with Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox (and indeed Rosie Huntington Whiteley), but up until now we’ve only that Mark Wahlberg would be amongst new human faces of the franchise.
However Twitch says they’ve found out who’s been offered the main young male and female roles – Brenton Thwaites and Nicola Peltz. While both are relative newcomers, former Home & Away actor Thwaites will soon be seen as the Young Prince in Maleficent. He beat out the likes of Hunter Parrish (Weeds), Luke Grimes (Taken 2), Landon Liboiron (Terra Nova), and Irise newcomer Jack Reynor for the role.
Peltz meanwhile has previously popped up in The Last Airbender and Deck The Halls. For her role, the likes of Isabelle Cornish (Abbie Cornish’s sister) and Margaret Qualley (daughter of Andie Macdowell) also tested
Peltz will play Wahlberg’s daughter, a high school senior, who at one point was apparently the main character although that’s apparently shifted to her dad in her recent drafts of the script. Thwaites will be her biker boyfriend.
So far neither Paramount nor director Michael Bay has confirmed the news, but an official announcement should be coming soon.