Sophia Myles joins "Transformers 4"

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The third and final film in the live action series directed by Michael Bay, "Dark of the Moon" is the sequel to 2009's "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen". Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Kevin Dunn and Tyrese Gibson all return to their roles as the Autobots race to find a Cybertronian spacecraft that's landed on the Moon before the the Decepticons get to it. The secrets hidden here could turn the tide in the Transformers' final battle. Meanwhile new cast additions include Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey and John Malkovich.

May 7th, 2013

Sophia Myles has joined the cast of 'Transformers 4'.

The British actress has been chosen by director Michael Bay for a major supporting in his upcoming Paramount action film, TheWrap.com reports.

This role comes as a big break for the 33-year-old actress, who is tipped to play a scientist in the movie, after having previously starred in numerous TV shows including British drama 'Spooks'.

Myles will join the likes of Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz as his daughter, Jack Reynor as Peltz's on-screen boyfriend and Stanley Tucci in the futuristic feature, with 'Frasier' star Kelsey Grammer recently signing on as a human villain Harold Attinger.

Producer Lorenzo DiBonaventura, casting director Denise Chamian and the former head of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Sid Ganis, are to chose four more actors for the film through a Chinese reality TV show, selecting two amateurs and two professionals to join the project.

Reynor recently described the film as a ''step away'' from the first three installments and Bay explained his reason for hiring a new cast was to give the feature a fresh and original feel.

Bay said: ''It's a totally different story. It's with Mark Wahlberg and his daughter. It's the same world. You have the three movies, but there's a reason why there's a new cast. And it's explained very clearly when you see it, and it's going to feel natural. So it's not like we're starting over or anything like that.''