Michael Bay screen-testing actresses for Transformers 4

Isabelle Cornish, Nicola Peltz and Gabriella Wilde in the running

Now that he’s cast Mark Wahlberg as his leading man, Michael Bay is free to get down to what we'd guess is his favourite part of casting a Transformers movie: finding a gorgeous young starlet for his camera to linger over.

The story is set to focus upon Wahlberg’s character and his daughter, and it’s the daughter role that is currently being cast. Isabelle Cornish (sister of Abbie, pictured) is one name on the shortlist, alongside Nicola Peltz, Gabriella Wilde and Margaret Quallay, daughter of Andie MacDowell.

Apparently screen-testing is set to take place this week, so we should know who Bay has opted for in due course. Meanwhile, that character will also have a boyfriend, a role for which Bay is also testing young hopefuls.

Luke Grimes is reportedly on the list to play the beau in question, as is Landon Liboiron, Brenton Thwaites, Jack Reynor and Hunter Parrish. Or maybe he’ll just cast Shia again… who knows?

Set four years after the events of the last film, Transformers 4 will open in the UK on 27 June 2014.

Who would you like to see cast next? Tell us, below!


    • CaptainCrazy

      Nov 15th 2012, 13:21

      I cannot wait for the next Transformers film as the original and subsequent sequels spoke directly about the human condition. Bay's unique perspective added valid discussion on the frailty of man’s place in the universe and delved into how female empowerment contributed to social awareness in society. Now where’s my weed at?

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    • GarthMarenghi

      Nov 15th 2012, 16:35

      "Screen-testing" in Michael Bay World probably just means bending over in a tight, short skirt and pouting a bit. I could do that. No one wants to see that, of course, but I COULD do it...

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    • nickgooner84

      Nov 15th 2012, 16:56

      Why is there still a demand for these films! f**k sake, just stop it!

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    • NickyC

      Nov 15th 2012, 17:17

      There's a demand for these films because they scratch an itch that others can't. Pretending otherwise is to be a deluded smartarse. I like PT Anderson, Michael Haneke and Jacques Audiard the same as everyone else, but I also like Michael Bay. His movies are like watching a really cool fireworks display. They're big, bright, super-loud and lots of fun. They don't come out all the time, but when they do everyone goes. They might not give you food for thought, but why the f*ck should every movie have to do that to be valid? MacDonald's isn't proper food, but a lot of people eat it. More than admit to it!

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    • jeffy

      Nov 15th 2012, 22:07

      nickgooner84 'Why is there still a demand for these films! f**k sake, just stop it!' How about the Dark Of The Moon is the fifth highest grossing film of all time and the trilogy so far has grossed over 2.5 billion. Not sure people like you should be leaving comments when you clearly dont know what you are talking about

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    • Ali1748

      Nov 16th 2012, 1:12

      Michael Bay transforms into Quagmire during female screen tests.

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    • alexr

      Nov 16th 2012, 8:43

      Lets hear it for the Michael Bay clunge-cam!

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Nov 16th 2012, 12:45

      "size 6 with no talent for acting? you're in!"

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