Megan Fox has joined the cast of Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles movie.
Forget formulaic romantic-comedies, Judd Apatow's quirky flicks or terrible, terrible movies about Transformers, because Megan Fox is trying something different. The Hollywood actress has signed on for a film version of 1990s big screen hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, produced by Michael Bay.
It's a surprising casting, given Fox fell out with the filmmaker during the shooting of the Transformers franchise which led to her axing from the third movie. However, it appears the pair have sorted their differences and agreed that Fox will play reporter April O'Neil - a character originally played by Judith Hoag in the original 1990 movie, Paige Turco in the two sequels and Sarah Michelle Gellar in the 2007 animated version.
Bay officially announced the news on his official website, "TMNT: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!" he wrote on Thursday. According to the Hollywood Reporter, director Jonathan Liebesman was instrumental in persuading Fox to work with Bay once more - a man whom she once referred to as a "tyrant."
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles will be a mixture of live action and computer animation. Turtles Donatello, Michelangelo, Leonardo and Raphael are expected to be played by relative unknown, though high profile actors are likely to play villains Splinter and The Shredder. It will be released in May 2014, in association with The Weinstein Company.