Back in April, it was announced that Paramount would be launchng a casting/reality TV series in China to find four actors for their upcoming Transformers 4. Over 70,000 people applied for the show and now the four winners have been selected. According to China.org.cn (via Deadline), Byron Li, Austin Lin, Candice Zhao and Teresa Daley have all been cast in the film in very minor roles, including “Kung Fu Fighter,” “computer geek,” “sexy goddess” and “cute loli.”
Series producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura stressed that the size of the roles is irrelevant but that they offered the actors experience with big budget films.
“For us it’s an opportunity to get new talent; for new talent, it’s an opportunity to experience [making] a big Hollywood movie, I think it’s important for both sides and not about how big or how small something is.”
Transformers 4 is currently filming in Chicago and will move production to China later this year. The films stars Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller, Han Geng and Titus Welliver. It’s set for release on June 27, 2014.
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