Jack Reynor joins Transformers 4 as Michael Bay confirms new trilogy
Story by Jack Foley
LITTLE known Irish actor Jack Reynor has joined the cast of Transformers 4 as Michael Bay also confirms a new trilogy in the franchise.
Posting the news on his website, Michaelbay.com, the filmmaker was delighted to announce the casting of Reynor, whose credits thus far include critically acclaimed indie hit What Richard Did.
His post states: “I just hired a great new actor for Transformers 4 to star against Mark Wahlberg.
“Jack Reynor, he is an Irish kid that came to America with 30 bucks in his pocket. Pretty ballsy. Seriously who does that? Anyway I spotted him in a great little Irish movie What Richard Did. This kid is the real deal.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reynor won the role ahead of Luke Grimes, Landon Liboiron, Australian Brenton Thwaites and Weeds co-star Hunter Parrish.
Bay went on to confirm that Transformers 4 will mark the start of a new trilogy of movies but will not be a reboot.
He wrote: “Transformers 4 is not a reboot. That word has been floating around on the net.
“This movie takes place exactly four years after the war in Chicago. The story makes a very natural transition, and reason as to why we have a whole new cast. This Transformers will feel very different than the last three. We are embarking on a new trilogy.”