British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been tipped to take over from Megan Fox in the third Transformers movie.
The Victoria's Secret beauty, who has no previous acting experience, reportedly auditioned for the role last Friday (21May10) and is now the favourite to replace Fox, who starred in the first two blockbusters but opted out of a third installment.
Huntington-Whiteley, 23, is said to be leading a shortlist of three potential stars, including The House Bunny's Sarah Wright and Sports Illustrated model-turned-actress Brooklyn Decker, according to
Production on the action sequel began on 17 May (10) in Los Angeles and the leading actress is slated to begin shooting scenes with the franchise's male star Shia LaBeouf next month (June10).
Other young actresses who have been linked to the project include Heroes' Hayden Panettiere, Australian model Miranda Kerr, and Twilight star Ashley Greene.