Besides Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Tyrese Gibson, and Josh Duhamel, three major casting announcements have been made regarding Michael Bay’s Transformers 3. The director recently wrote a post on his official website stating that several new actors have signed on for roles in the movie. We’re talking Oscar caliber talent, mixed with the comedic chops of one of the guys from Knocked Up and The Hangover.

In Bay’s direct message to the fans he announced that Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, and Ken Jeong are all on board to star in Transformers 3. How will they fit into the storyline of the new film? Your guess is as good as mine. He also went on to describe some of the location shoots that the cast and crew will be going on this third time and around, and it sounds like they will cover a lot of ground.

Here’s what he had to say…

Hey, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted. Just been a little busy.
Transformers 3 has been going very well. We are going to shoot in LA, Chicago, Washington DC, Florida, Texas, Africa, Moscow, and China. On the talent front, we just locked in Frances McDormand and John Malkovich. Both amazing actors I’ve always wanted to work with. We also just got Ken Jeong, he is the super funny actor stuck in the trunk from “Hangover” and the Doctor from “Knocked Up.”
We start shooting pre-shoots in about one month.
I also was at a Ferrari charity event this week raising money for a hospital being built by Ferrari in Haiti. I announced that night the newest Autobot to join Transformers: the Ferrari 458 Italia.
I also want to thank everyone on this site that donated to the Make -A-Wish charity. We raised $20,000 which I will personally be matching. This is a great charity where they make wishes come true for kids who are very ill. We have had many Kids from Make-A-Wish visit us on our Transformers sets and this time we will be posting video of their visits on Transformers 3.

Michael Bay

He also posted a photo of the newest Autobot he was speaking of below. What do you think?

What do you think of the latest casting additions for Transformers 3? What do you think of the latest Autobot?