Transformers 4 - Paramount Confirms New Lead Roles - Shia and Rosie Will Not Return

Yup, you heard it here first. Following on our previous report of the Paramount casting for new leads, we have what appears to be confirmation that it is for real. Also confirmed are the departure of Shia LaBeouf or Rosie Huntington-Whiteley from the forth film. Casting is looking for a female lead role that is an 18 year old or above who can play high school senior age, and the male lead is an early twenties. Again, we have some confirmation on the "Texas race car driver" as the male lead. Shooting begins April or May of 2013 for the film. Read the full detals on the casting call now. Transformers 4 Auditions and Casting Calls

"Transformers 4" will begin filming in April or May 2012.
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Di Bonaventura Pictures and DreamWorks SKG in association with Hasbro are in development on the Paramount Pictures science fiction action film "Transformers 4". The casting directors are auditioning actors for the new lead roles in the film, as neither Shia LaBeouf or Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are returning. The female lead role is an 18 year old or above who can play high school senior age, and the male lead is an early twenties Texas race car driver who plays the female lead's boyfriend. Shooting will take place in various locations beginning in April or May of 2013. This film is currently being referred to as "Untitled Transformers Sequel".

Directors Guild of America DGA Award winner Michael Bay will return to direct his fourth installment of the film series from a screenplay written by Ehren Kruger, who also wrote "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon". Bay has said that this will be his final installment in the franchise, however Hasbro has stated that they would like to continue making additional Transformers films with or without Michael Bay. Writer Ehren Kruger's other credits include "Arlington Road," "Scream 3 & 4," "The Ring," "The Skeleton Key," and "The Brothers Grimm".

Three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg will again executive produce, along with Mark Vahradian for Di Bonaventura Pictures, and Brian Goldner for Hasbro. Producers are Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy, Tom DeSanto, and Academy Award nominee Ian Bryce. Spielberg and Bryce have collaborated on other films including "Saving Private Ryan," for which they both won Golden Globe Awards. Bryce also worked as assistant director on the Spielberg directed film "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom", and production manager on Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade". More recently Bryce and Michael Bay both produced the Paramount Pictures feature film "Pain & Gain", on which Bay also directed.

There has been some speculation that "Transformers 4" and "Transformers 5" will be shot back-to-back with Michael Bay at the helm, however there has been no official confirmation of this. Hasbro CEO announced at the company’s third quarter earnings conference that they were actively discussing this strategy with Paramount, director Michael Bay and producer Steven Spielberg. Glenn Morshower, who appeared as General Morshower in the first three "Transformers" films stated that Bay and Spielberg were not only working on "Transformers 4", but more than likely "Transformers 5" as well. "Transformers 4" is scheduled to hit theaters on June 27, 2014.

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Principal Actor Casting

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Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Denise Chamian Casting
1438 N Gower Street
Building 35
Suite 270
Hollywood, CA 90028

Extras Casting

To Be Announced

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Di Bonaventura Pictures
5555 Melrose Avenue
DeMille Building
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90038

DreamWorks SKG
100 Universal City Plaza
Building 10
Universal City, CA 91608

1027 Newport Avenue
PO Box 1059
Pawtucket, RI 02862-1059

Paramount Pictures
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Executive Producers

Steven Spielberg
Michael Bay
Mark Vahradian
Brian Goldner


Lorenzo Di Bonaventura
Ian Bryce
Don Murphy


Michael Bay


To Be Cast - Female Lead
To Be Cast - Male Lead
Peter Cullen - Optimus Prime
Glenn Morshower - General Morshower


Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) returns with a new group of robot characters, and new male and female leads in "Transformers 4". The story will take off where the last film left off in Chicago, and expand on the history of the first three films in the series.

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puma 2012-10-19 @ 5:01 pm

glad its "confirmed" even though Shia already flat out said he wasn't coming back already. i'm sure the fandom will hate who ever the new kid is since the fandom has a habit of hating humans. i enjoyed Shia and have liked his shows/movies since the early 00's. albeit, at times he was really annoying constantly screaming.

Lord Atmo 2012-10-19 @ 4:38 am

:yay :win :sun :thumb :bounce :beer :mwahaha :tfdance :party :awsum :woot

Sorry, can you tell I like this news?

I can...And I agree with you!

Transmitte 2012-10-19 @ 4:01 am

OH NOES!! So does this mean we have to gear up for another actor who is even worse the Shia?

Martin Lawrence & Will Smith return in a blockbuster mash up, BAD BOYS III Will Smith's character finds out he was driving around in Dino all along, shenanigans and massive car chases ensue!! :woot :awsum :woot

Yep, I'm prepared to die at the hands of the hardcore readers on this forum now. :lurk

Bubbah 2012-10-19 @ 3:05 am

:yay :win :sun :thumb :bounce :beer :mwahaha :tfdance :party :awsum :woot

Sorry, can you tell I like this news?

Lmao! The only thing that could make this news better was if that said "Bay not returning" haha

Blitz-Wing 2012-10-18 @ 9:34 pm

:yay :win :sun :thumb :bounce :beer :mwahaha :tfdance :party :awsum :woot

Sorry, can you tell I like this news?

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