Relatively unknown British actor Matthew Marsden has joined the cast of Transformers 2. Marsden was in a British soap around 10 years ago and then jetted off to the US and found acting jobs in Black Hawk Down, DOA: Dead or Alive, Resident Evil: Extinction and more recently Rambo.
MTV Movies Blog say that he will play the role of “Graham,” a character who is part of the British Special Forces.
In the sequel, Graham teams with Duhamel and Tyrese’s military characters, joining their efforts as they do battle with the evil Decepticons.
The casting of Graham, and the presence of the British Special Forces, would seem to indicate that Bay might do some filming in the U.K. Cameras are scheduled to begin rolling on the fast-forming flick in a matter of weeks.
Could it be that Transformers 2 will go down the ‘lets go to the UK for the sequel’ route? Agent Cody Banks did it, as did Mary Kate and Ashley, National Treasure, Fantastic Four 2 (briefly) and Garfield. I think its safe to assume that the whole film will not be set in the UK, but it just seems the Hollywood thing to do.
Anyway, its good to see Marsden finally landing a decent sized role in a big film, he’s been trying for 10 years!
MTV News has also learned that director Michael Bay was so impressed while meeting with Marsden that he has considerably beefed up the role of Graham from the original script, to accommodate the actor.