With word that Megan Fox won’t be returning for Transformers 3 comes speculation as to who will replace her as Shia LaBeouf’s love interest. According to The Wrap Gemma Arterton is currently front-runner and has apparently already had discussions with Michael Bay. I’m not sure how likely this is however, as Arterton already has the Clash of the Titans and Prince of Persia franchises under her belt.
The Wrap name a few other potential candidates:
Models Bar Rafaeli and Miranda Kerr were both brought in to the project’s casting office to read for “Transformers 3.”
Rafaeli is an Israeli model who is currently dating Leonardo DiCaprio and stars in Haim Bouzaglo’s indie psychological thriller “Session,” which is in post-production.
Kerr is an Australian model whose acting experience seems to be limited to an episode of the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” in which she played herself. She’s been one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels since mid-2007.
Brooklyn Decker is another gorgeous model whose name has been mentioned as a potential Fox replacement, and of the three models, her film career looks to be the brightest at the moment. She’s appeared on “Chuck,” “Ugly Betty” and USA’s “Royal Pains,” and is currently filming the comedy “Just Go With It” with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. She was also on the cover of this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and is married to American tennis star Andy Roddick.
Filming is already underway so whoever does end up replacing Megan Fox will have to be free, good looking, willing to play a 2-dimensional character, and good at running.
Who would you like to see play the new girl in Transformers 3?