Megan Fox Fired From Transformers 3? Arterton to Replace?

It seems all the latest buzz is going around that despite fan pictures of Megan Fox on set near the Bumblebee Camero, she will NOT be optioned for the third Transformers film, and instead she will be written out of the script and Sam will be introduced to a new love interest.

Deadline Hollywood calls dibs on the Exclusive:

I’ve just learned that Paramount won’t be picking up Megan Fox’s option on Transformers 3 — and that it was “ultimately” director Michael Bay’s decision.

Right now Bay and writer Ehren Kruger et al are finishing up the script for the threequel and “giving Shia a new love interest makes more sense for the story,” an insider tells me. Bay will start casting immediately for the new female co-star.

And while I do enjoy staring at Megan Fox, and her sweaty “bend over the car engine” pose will forever be my Bo Derek Perfect Ten moment, I dont know that I will miss her in Transformers.

And I will miss her even less if the following news proves to be true. Gemma Arterton is in last minute negotiations to play the new love interest! The Wrapclaims insider information:

“Prince of Persia” star Gemma Arterton is the front-runner to replace Megan Fox in “Transformers 3,” TheWrap has learned.

An individual close to the casting process says the actress has already had discussions with Bay about the coveted role.

Now if you have been reading this blog, you will know that I have a massive celebrity crush on Gemma, having followed her career since the first St Trinians film (which predates her big Hollywood boom) and I could easily imagine her trumping Fox as the new love interest.

At least she would prove to be more interesting.

AICN is reporting a gaggle of pretty girls grasping for the gig too. Names mentioned include Zoe Saldana, Hayden Panetierre, Vanessa Hudgens, Amber Heard, Camilla Belle, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Ashley Greene, Julianne Hough, Jessica Lowndes, and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

All attractive girls, but again it would depend on the role and chemistry with LaBoeuf. Gemma can do no wrong in my eyes and I think she is hotter than any of the mentioned possible bidders.

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