Posted on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 by Angie Han
The cast list for Transformers 4 is continuing to grow as the project nears production. Resident Evil: Retribution actress Li Bingbing has just become the first Chinese star to join the Chinese co-production, while a search for extras gets underway in Texas.
And thanks to all of that movement, we now have a little more information on some of the roles that have already been cast, including those played by Mark Wahlberg and Kelsey Grammer. Hit the jump for the latest updates on the film.
THR got word of Li’s casting through m1905.com, a portal operated by the government-owned China Movie Channel. (The entity is one of three co-producers on the movie, along with Paramount and Jiaflix Enterprises.) Though Li landed her part through traditional means, she’ll also be joined by professional and amateur Chinese actors cast via reality series.
U.S. hopefuls, meanwhile, can try to join the film as extras for shooting in Texas. Third Coast Extras is seeking adults 18+ and children 9-12 of any ethnicity to work June 3-20 in the Austin area. Those interested should click over to Free Fun in Austin (via Screen Crush) for more details. Additionally, auditions for actors are currently underway in Los Angeles and Austin; look here for details.
Although these casting notices are of particular interest for those with movie-star aspirations, they’re also proving useful to those of us who just want to watch Autobots battle Decepticons from the comfort of an air-conditioned cinema. The one posted on Feature Film Auditions (via Examiner) offers details on several main characters.
The posting confirms some stuff we’ve previously heard — that Jack Reynor will lead the film as a “race car driver,” while Nicola Peltz will play his girlfriend and Wahlberg her father. It also indicates that Wahlberg’s character will be named Flynn Vincent, while Grammer’s villainous character will be called Harold Attinger. Sophia Myles‘ role is described only as a scientist.
Additionally, Peter Cullen and Glen Morshower will reprise their roles as Optimus Prime and General Morshower. Stanley Tucci is also on board, but no details are available on his character at this time. Michael Bay‘s Transformers 4 opens June 27, 2014.