November 14, 2012
Paramount Testing Young Actors For TRANSFORMERS 4
HeatVision repots that Paramount and director Michael Bay will be testing young actors for two major roles in Transformers 4. They are Mark Wahlberg's daughter and her race car driving boyfriend (*roll's eyes). It's expected the two chosen actors will sign for three films. While I don't really have an opinion for the daughter role beside that it's nice to see somewhat non-models being looked at. When it comes to the male role Irish actor Jack Reynor is my favorite. Reynor is gaining a lot of buzz for his indie film What Richard Did, so I'll be pulling for him to land this franchise.
Testing for the daughter and boyfriend role is set to occur this week. Isabelle Cornish, the sister of Australian actress Abbie Cornish (Limitless), and Nicola Peltz, who appeared in M. Night Shyamalan’s Paramount movie The Last Airbender and who has a part in A&E’s Bates Motel, are among those vying for the role. UPDATE: Gabriella Wilde (Three Musketeers) and Margaret Qualley (Andie MacDowell's daughter) as well.
There are five young men testing: Luke Grimes, who appeared in Brothers & Sisters and is in Taken 2; Landon Liboiron, who co-starred in Fox's Terra Nova series and will be seen in the upcoming Netflix series Hemlock Grove; Australian actor Brenton Thwaites who starred in Blue Lagoon: The Awakening; relative newcomer Jack Reynor; and Weeds actor Hunter Parrish.