"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 set to begin production on the Paramount Pictures science fiction action film "Transformers 4". Casting directors are auditioning actors in Los Angeles, as well as Austin, TX where filming will take place beginning late May, 2013. The extras will be cast throughout filming. Additional shooting will take place in various locations including China. This project is currently being referred to as "Untitled Transformers Sequel," and will the first feature film to be shot using smaller digital IMAX 3D cameras.
Starring in "Transformers 4" is London Critics Circle Film Awards winner Jack Reynor in the starring role of a race car driver. Reynor recently had a supporting role in the DreamWorks SKG feature film "Delivery Man" starring Vince Vaughn. The talented and beautiful Nicola Peltz has been cast in the female lead role of Reynor's girlfriend. Peltz is the daughter of Nelson Peltz, a billionaire businessman who once owned the Snapple brand. She is best known for playing Katara in "The Last Airbender". Two-time Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg has signed on to play Nicola's father Flynn "Ray" Vincent. BAFTA Awards winner Sophia Myles will play a major role as a scientist. Peter Cullen returns as the voice of Optimus Prime, and Glenn Morshower reprises his role as General Morshower. Three-time Golden Globe Award nominee Kelsey Grammer was recently cast as the lead villain named "Harold Attinger".
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". 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. "Transformers 4" is scheduled to hit theaters on June 27, 2014.
In regards to the China portion of filming Paramount Pictures has entered into a partnership with China Movie Channel and Jiaflix Enterprises to help cast Chinese actors in the film, as well as scout filming locations, post-production work, and theatrical promotion of the film in China. China Movie Channel is run by the government's State Administration of Radio Film and Television. A reality show called "Transformers 4 Chinese Actor’s Talent Search" is being used to scout between 50,000 and 80,000 Chinese citizens to be cast in speaking roles. The show's judges will make the final selection of two men and two women, with input from director Michael Bay. One of the men and one of the women will have professional acting experience and the other two will have no professional experience.
Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of Texas and in the United States.
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Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
Denise Chamian Casting
1438 N Gower Stret
Hollywood, CA 90028
Extras casting call information will be posted here. Stay tuned!
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.
Transformers 4 Production Office
c/o Raleigh Studios-Playa Vista
5600 Campus Center Drive
Playa Vista, CA 90094
Di Bonaventura Pictures
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
1027 Newport Avenue
PO Box 1059
Pawtucket, RI 02862-1059
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Lorenzo Di Bonaventura
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. "Transformers 4" will take place four years after the events in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control – all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his crosshairs. The epic adventure and battle between good and evil, freedom and enslavement ensues. But it was later to be inaccurate.