Casting website Mandy.com has posted a listing for the two potential Transformers 4 leads under their "United Kingdom" section with note that "This is a Paramount Pictures production filmed in various locations overseas" with one location being "London". There are several ways to interpret this. One is the most obvious - its fake (one I lean too). Another is the lead casting is open to non-American actors as long as they can do the need accents. A third interpretation is they are looking for UK actors because filming in UK or London. The previous Transformers films have filmed in many different locations around the world but a majority (like 90% to 95%) of the filming took place in the United States. This is something that Michael Bay is very proud of doing for all his films and not a tradition I see him ending any time soon. Any case the text of the listing is below.
Production: TRANSFORMERS 4 (Feature Film)
Duration: 3 months, starts approx April/May 2013 (non-Equity artist contracts)
Director: Michael Bay. Looking for Talent to send to Casting Director - This is a Paramount Pictures production filmed in various locations overseas.
Apply to: Tina Hartery
1. Female / 18-24 yrs. / Any Ethnicity.
FEMALE LEAD - 18 to play high school senior…LEAD ETHNICITY - ANY
2. Male / 18-24 yrs. / Any Ethnicity.
MALE LEAD - Her 20-21 year old boyfriend, raised in Texas & drives racecars…LEAD ETHNICITY - ANY
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