It appears development of Transformers 4 is now running at full steam. Last week it was revealed Mark Wahlberg was attached to star in the movie and now Michael Bay is looking to get him some company, as THR reports that the director is auditioning a number of up and coming actors to play Wahlberg’s daughter and her race-car driver boyfriend.
Hunter Parrish (Weeds), Luke Grimes (Taken 2), Landon Liboiron (Terra Nova), Brenton Thwaites (Blue Lagoon: The Awakening), and newcomer Jack Reynor will be testing for the boyfriend role this week. Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender) and Isabelle Cornish (Abbie Cornish’s sister), are auditioning to play the daughter.
Whoever gets cast will apparently need to sign a three-picture deals for these roles, suggesting they’ll play a big part in the franchise’s future. This new trilogy will be a continuation of the series rather than a reboot, but it will feature an entirely new human cast.
Michael Bay will direct from a script by Ehren Kruger, although it isn’t known exactly when production will begin. It can’t be too long until camera roll though as a release date of June 29th, 2014 is already set.