[Movies] Four More Cast Members Added To Transformers 4 Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.03.2013
The Chinese cast grows...
Beijing.China.Org reports that Paramount has hired four Chinese actors for Transformers 4, as part of a "cooperation agreement" with two China-based companies for Transformers 4. Byron Li, Austin Lin, Candice Zhao and Teresa Daley won their roles thanks to the Transformers 4 Chinese Actors Talent Search Reality Show, which was launched by Paramount with Jiaflix and the China Movie Channel in April. They join a cast that already includes Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Li Bingbing, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz and Sophia Myles.
The contest had over 70,000 people apply. The roles are small, possibly that of extras, including "Kung Fu fighter", "sexy goddess", "computer geek" and "cute Loli." The panel of judges included Sid Ganis (chairman of Jiaflix and former AMPAS president), Lorenzo di Bonaventura (producer), Lindsey Bayman (SVP of business affairs for Paramount), Megan Colligan (Paramount president of marking and distribution) and Liang Longfei (VP of China Movie Channel's M1905.com).
Chinese pop star Han Geng also has a role in the Michael Bay film.
There will not be a China-only version of the film, as there was with Iron Man 3.