Deadline has reported that unless negotiations fail the female lead role for Transformers 3 will go to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Rumours are that Michael Bay was down to three candidates on his shortlist of Megan Fox replacements which also included Sarah Wright and Brooklyn Decker.
Brooklyn Decker is a sports illustrated swimsuit issue model turned actress and has appeared in episodes of Ugly Betty as well as Chuck. Sarah Wright has appeared in various productions including The House Bunny, 7th Heaven and How I Met Your Mother. Rosie Hungtinton-Whitley’s filmography current includes several Victoria Secret Fashion Show appearances and multiple episodes of ‘Britain’s Next Top Model’.
So the candidates for replacing Megan Fox included a lingerie model, a swimsuit model turned actress and an actress. Sadly I can’t help but feel this is an accurate reflection of Michael Bay’s approach to the Transformers franchise in general, more concerned with looks over substance.
Production for Transformers 3 began on May 17 and the film is scheduled for release on July 1, 2011.
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