'Transformers 4' Will Cast Chinese Actors Through a Reality Show

Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and former Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences president Sid Ganis will judge the series.
Transformers 4 is using a reality show to cast Chinese actors
Transformers 4 is using a reality show to cast Chinese actors
Paramount Pictures is using a unique tactic to find Chinese actors for its upcoming sequel Transformers 4. The studio announced today that they are starting up a Chinese reality series entitled Transformers 4 Chinese Actor Talent Search.

Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and former Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Sid Ganis will serve as judges, alongside casting director Denise Chaiman and Paramount's marketing and distribution head Megan Colligan. Four winners will be chosen on the series, two with professional acting experience, and two without.

The series will debut in China sometime this June. Here's what Sid Ganis had to say about the show.

"(The series will) give actors and fans of the Transformers franchise the opportunity to be appearing in a major motion picture, and it will provide the world audience yet another glimpse of the Chinese people, the Chinese culture and China itself."

We reported earlier this month that Transformers 4 will be partially shot in China. Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor star in director Michael Bay's sequel.

Transformers: Age of Extinction was released June 27th, 2014 and stars Nicola Peltz, Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, T.J. Miller, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Jack Reynor. The film is directed by Michael Bay.

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Comments (12)

  1. Ghostman

    What the hell?

    @adamsandlerfggot69 Yes they did. It was for Saw VI and Saw 3D(VII)

    1 year agoby @ghostmanFlag

  2. rjh094

    What the...

    1 year agoby @rjh094Flag

  3. Writer220

    dumb, just dumb.

    Find the casting agent and send an 8 by 10 headshot with a resume.

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  4. LuxoIII

    I hate Transformers.

    1 year agoby @brady1138Flag

  5. ChiRep_1

    It's almost like they're purposely trying to lower our expectations

    1 year agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  6. Adamsandlerfggot69

    Didn't they do this for a Saw film in a reality show called Scream Queens or something?

    1 year agoby @adamsandlerfggot69Flag

  7. Replicant

    Bay cast Megan Fox after he videotaped her washing his car, so this is actually a step up for him.

    1 year agoby @felipe-11Flag

  8. Youngrizo

    lmfao wow, business moves are so crazy... so rather than pay a casting director money to go find good actors, they'll make a reality show to make money off of that will also market the movie long before it's release... business wise I respect it, but outside of that, that's a horrible idea

    1 year agoby @youngrizoFlag

  9. Sean

    That is a terrible idea!

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  10. CoreyB


    1 year agoby @CoreyBFlag