UPDATE: Mark Wahlberg Up for Transformers 4?

The news comes on the heels of the recently reported rumor that the film may feature a female lead whose boyfriend is a Texan racecar driver.

Bay recently spoke about the project, now in development for a June 27, 2014 release, suggesting that this is likely the final Transformers adventure with him at the helm. Ehren Kruger is providing the screenplay which is rumored to take the storyline into outer space with a brand new cast of both humans and robots.

Wahlberg recently starred in Seth MacFarlane’s Ted and can soon be seen in Allen Hughes’ Broken City.

UPDATE: Michael Bay posted the following on his website:

“The Mark Wahlberg T4 rumor is just a rumor.

Mark and I are talking about another film project.

-Michael”

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