Michael Bay is gearing up for production on Transformers 3 and has announced that Ken Jeong, Frances McDormand and John Malkovich will be joining the cast.
Parmount issued a press release of Michael Bay updating us on Transformers 3 and a new Autobot to join the ranks:
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.
No word on whether these talents will be voicing bots or joining the pointless and secondary human cast, but all three are welcome indeed.
Malkovich and McDormand have worked together most recently on Burn After Reading.
I wonder just what Autobot he would be?
Perhaps Blurr? He was a Ferrari F50 in Transformers Armada, and is typically represented as the fastest Autobot. I wonder if they will get the Micromachines guy to voice him again?