Is This A Joke? Comedian T.J. Miller Joins Michael Bay's 'Transformers 4'
Can Michael Bay regain some of his reputation with Transformers 4?
American comedian T.J. Miller is joining Mark Wahlberg in Michael Bay's Transformers 4, according to industry website The Wrap. The Paramount movie reboots the live-action cast of the franchise, with Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz taking the reins from Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox and Rosie Huntington-Whitely.
Miller will play a blue-collar mechanic who is a long-time friend of Wahlberg's character. The Transformers franchise has been a bit of a joke for a couple of movies now, though Paramount and Michael Bay appear to be making every effort to make the fourth instalment a true return to form. We certainly admire the unusual casting decisions, including the recent acquisition of Kelsey Grammar to play the villain.
Miller is currently shooting Universal and Gold Circle's comedy Search Party and is probably best known for his movies Yogi Bear and She's Out Of My League.
Perhaps taking inspiration from The Fast and Furious 6's huge success at the box-office, Transformers producers will once again put cars at the forefront of the new movie, with a C7 Corvette Stingray and a Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse thought to be playing prominent roles.
"It's not a reboot; that's maybe the wrong word," Bay recently told the Los Angeles Times of his fourth Transformers movie, "I don't want to say 'reboot' because then people will think we're doing a 'Spider-Man' and starting from the beginning. We're not. We're taking the story that you've seen - the story we've told in three movies already - and we're taking it in a new direction. But we're leaving those three as the history. It all still counts."
The new movie will hit in 2014.
TJ Miller [L] Will Join Mark Wahlberg [R] In Transformers 4