The last of the three human leads for “Transformers 4” has been cast. After a lengthy screen testing process, “Bates Motel” and “The Last Airbender” star Nicola Peltz will play Mark Wahlberg’s daughter in the next battle between the Autobots and Decepticons.
Peltz’s name was one of several that appeared on a shortlist for the role, but yesterday, when a fan asked if Megan Fox would return, the Twitter account from director Michael Bay’s website (via ComingSoon) replied, “No. Female lead has been cast… Nicola Peltz.” She joins Wahlberg and newcomer Jack Reynor in the fourth installment of the franchise based on Hasbro’s toy line.
Read a description of the plot after the jump!
As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control – all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his crosshairs. The epic adventure and battle between good and evil, freedom and enslavement ensues.
“Transformers 4” is expected to hit theaters in June 2014.