The most questionable call in a movie franchise is replacing the lead actor.
Michael Bay has just announced that he’s going down that route. THe director will be replacing Shia LaBeouf with Mark Wahlberg in the fourth ‘Transformers’ film.
On his official site, Bay wrote, e, “Mark is awesome. We had a blast working on ‘Pain and Gain’ and I’m so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the ‘Transformers’ legacy.”
“Transformers 4” is set to be released in 2014, and LaBeouf’s departure from the film comes as he most recently bad mouthed big budget films in an interview with ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ and said he was going to stick to lower budget indie flicks.