9 Jan – Director Michael Bay's arguably highly anticipated "Transformers 4" has finally found its second male lead in the form of Irish actor Jack Reynor, opposite Mark Wahlberg, personally chosen by Bay himself, according to Empire Online.
"I just hired a great new actor for "Transformers 4" to star against Mark Wahlberg. Jack Reynor, he is an Irish kid that came to America with 30 bucks in his pocket. Pretty ballsy. Seriously who does that? Anyway I spotted him in a great little Irish movie "What Richard Did". This kid is the real deal," Bay said on his official website.
About the story, Bay gave hints by saying that "Transformers 4" is not a reboot and it will pick up from the plot that happened in the previous installment and there would be more episodes coming up for the successful sci-fi franchise.
"This movie takes place exactly 4 years after the war in Chicago. The story makes a very natural transition, and reason as to why we have a whole new cast. This "Transformers" will feel very different than the last three," Bay revealed.
Bay's next movie is "Pain & Gain", starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, who both play bodybuilders in Florida, who get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping case. The action film will be released in Malaysia and Singapore on 1 May 2013.