Michael Bay just went out and locked out deals with two incredible actors and one popular funny guy to be in Transformers 3! I don't know how he did it but he was able to get John Malkovich, Frances McDormand and comedian Ken Jeong to co-star in the next installment of the Transformers franchise.
I seriously never expected talent like this jump on board the Transformers train, but here they are locked and loaded. McDormand will have a pretty major role in the film as the National Intelligence Director, and Malkovich will play Shia’s character’s first boss. Obviously Jeong will be the comic relief in some capacity.
Now just because Malkovich and McDormand have been cast in the movie doesn't mean the film will be any better, remember John Turturro, whose a fantastic actor, had a role in the first to films and he made a fool out of himself.
Here is Michael Bay's official announcement from his blog in which he also reveals what car one of the new Autobots will be:
Hey, it's been a long time since I've posted. Just been a little busy.
Transformers 3 has been going very well. We are going to shoot in LA, Chicago, Washington DC, Florida, Texas, Africa, Moscow, and China. On the talent front, we just locked in Frances McDormand and John Malkovich. Both amazing actors I've always wanted to work with. We also just got Ken Jeong, he is the super funny actor stuck in the trunk from “Hangover” and the Doctor from “Knocked Up.”
We start shooting pre-shoots in about one month.
I also was at a Ferrari charity event this week raising money for a hospital being built by Ferrari in Haiti. I announced that night the newest Autobot to join Transformers: the Ferrari 458 Italia.
I also want to thank everyone on this site that donated to the Make -A-Wish charity. We raised $20,000 which I will personally be matching. This is a great charity where they make wishes come true for kids who are very ill. We have had many Kids from Make-A-Wish visit us on our Transformers sets and this time we will be posting video of their visits on Transformers 3.
What are your thoughts on this Transformers 3 casting?