It seems the casting for Transformers 2 is well underway. Earlier today we heard that Superbad actor Jonah Hill was in negotiations for a part, and now IESB say that Australian actress Teresa Palmer has landed a role. Aussie newspaper Courier Mail reported today:
She was up, up and away as part of the cast of the beleaguered Justice League of America, but Teresa Palmer’s film fortunes have transformed again.
While her Justice role as baddie Talia al Ghul is seemingly in a permanent holding pattern, the talented Aussie actress, pictured, has apparently landed a role in the Transformers sequel, Transformers 2.
Her casting follows an Aussie theme for director Michael Bay. The blockbuster auteur cast another Aussie, Rachael Taylor, in the first live-action Transformers feature and the Tassie actress has been busy ever since, appearing in the Alan Rickman drama Bottle Shock and more recently Deception with Michelle Williams.
Palmer, too, has been busy of late, moving swiftly from the postponed George Miller-directed Justice League to star opposite Adam Sandler in Bedtime Stories.
IESB think that Palmer will be playing Sam’s (Shia LaBeouf) ex-girlfriend – late teens to early 20s, cute and cerebral– a total arty girl that leads her own punk band…
I’m hoping Michael Bay is seeing the obvious here. Teresa Plamers is Shia’s ex, Megan Fox is his new girl. This will no doubt cause friction and will result in a catfight in robot lube!