Li Bingbing Joins Transformers 4

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bingbing 1I know you are all just as excited as I am that a fourth Transformers film is in the works. And, I know you are even more excited that Michael “Boom Boom” Bay is directing once again. So far, the cast for this fourth film is looking pretty decent, pulling in some great talent, as well as some new up-and-coming actors that will likely get a huge push from this film. Mark Wahlberg will be headlining the film, with Bates Motels Nicola Peltz filling the role of his teenage daughter. Jack Reynor, who has garnered quite a bit of attention for his part in What Richard Did, will be playing her race car driving boyfriend. Stanley Tucci also signed on in an undisclosed role, with X-Men: The Last Stand star Kelsey Grammer filling the role of Harold Attinger, the film’s human antagonist.

A while back, it was announced that a good part of the movie would be filmed in China, which the Asian country also serving as a local for a lot of the story. Not surprisingly, as was the case with Iron Man 3, a Chinese actress has joined the cast. Li Bingbing has signed on for an unknown role in the film. We can expect other well-known actors, as well as a younger crop to be announced soon.

Production on the film is slated to begin later this year, with a release date set for June 27th, 2014. Transformers: Dark of the Moon grossed $177.3 million in tickets sales in China, making it the second highest grossing foreign film in the country, second only to Avatar. China Movie Channel is co-producing the film alongside Paramount films, and as with Iron Man 3, expect to see some newer marketing tactics to promote the film in China.

Li was most recently seen in Resident Evil: Retribution and was also seen in The Forbidden Kingdom, opposite Jet Li and Jackie Chan.

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Source : The Hollywood Reporter