Michael Bay has announced on his site that he has cast Irish actor Jack Reynor (What Richard Did) to star opposite Mark Wahlberg in Transformers 4. Bay also remarked that the film is not a reboot and it will take place four years after the war in Chicago.
I wanted to see ‘What Richard Did’ at TIFF this past September but obviously not badly enough because I never watched it. Great story. Reynor was apparently fantastic in it so it’s nice to see a talented young actor catch a break. I really don’t care much for the Transformers franchise but here’s hoping Wahlberg & Reynor bring a new energy to the fourth film.
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.
Transformers 4, is not a reboot. That word has been floating around on the net.
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 then the last three. We are embarking on a new trilogy.
[via Michael Bay’s site]