Transformers 3 Director Michael Bay has decided that Sam Witwicky needs a new love interest. Megan Fox is out but who is her replacement? We can pretend the bar is high but really the only requirement seems to be super model looks, at least going by the list of names being proposed. The front runner is rumored to be Gemma Arterton but other names have popped up according to a few websites. The actress links below go to their IMDB profile so can see what they look like and previous roles.
Ain't It Cool News has learned from "highly trustworthy sources" that other names in the ring include Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage), Jessica Lowndes (90210), Zoe Saldana (Avatar), Hayden Penetierre (Heroes), Camilla Belle (10000 BC), Ashley Green (Twilight Saga), Amber Heard (Zombieland), Julianna Hough (Dancing with the Stars), Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical), and Rosie Huntington-Whitely (model).
The Wrap has also added their own names to the list of Fox replacements, most of which are fashion models including Bar Rafaeli, Miranda Kerr, Brooklyn Decker. I get the feeling the naming of fashion models is due to Michael Bay's long standing history of directing Victoria's Secret commercials.
HitFlix has already compiled their own top 10 wish list of candidates, not based on any sources. Some from above and a few news one including Carey Mulligan (Shia's current girlfriend), Rihanna, Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), Dianna Agron (Glee), Katie Cassidy, and Freida Pinto.
While I recognize that Sam Witwicky's love life is a large part of fantasy wish fulfillment, I wouldn't mind if they choose a more realistic love interest for Shia's character other then super models. Actually acting ability and experience would also be nice as could help expand the depth of the movie's story. A few of the names I like are Nina Dobrev, Dianna Agron, Hayden Penetierre and Katie Cassidy.
In the spirit of Michael Bay's desire to create stars, here is my own top 10 list based on relative age to Shia LaBeouf, looks and actual acting experience: Nina Dobrev, Olivia Munn (Attack of the Show), Rachelle Lafevre (Twilight), Alice Greczyn (Privileged), Ellen Woglom (Californication), Laura Ramsey (The Ruins), Peyton List (Flash Forward), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Viva Blanca (Spartacus) and Allison Mack (Smallville).
Time is short, production has started so I wouldn't be surprised if something is announced by the end of the month if not sooner.