While plot details are being kept under wraps, it was reported that the 20-year-old singer will play a tomboy who holds a job as a mechanic after school.
“Bumblebee” will be helmed by “Kubo and the Two Strings” Travis Knight, with a screenplay by Christina Hodson (of “Shut In” fame). The upcoming prequel is the first spinoff in what the studio hopes will be a Transformers Cinematic Universe. The movie project is slated for a mid-July shoot date, according to production tracking website My Entertainment World.
The “Transformers” movies have generated over USD3.7 billion worldwide. It newest film, “Transformers: The Last Knight”, is set to hit cinemas on 23rd June.
The “Starving” songstress made her first entertainment breakthrough when she cinched a role in “True Grit” in 2010, which earned her numerous awards including the Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actress”, the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role”, and the BAFTA Award for “Best Actress in a Leading Role”.
She will be next seen in “Pitch Perfect 3”, which is slated for release on 22nd December 2017.
Produced by Christina Hodson, Brian Holdner, Stephen Davis, Lorezo Di Bonaventura, Michael Bay, and Steven Spielberg, “Bumblebee” will be released on 8th June 2018.