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Bumblebee eyes female lead

June 1st, 2017 by Marc Comments

Pitch Perfect 2 and The Edge of Seventeen star Hailee Steinfeld is eyeing a role in the standalone Bumblebee movie.

The actress, who had a starring role in True Grit back in 2010, is said to be in talks with Paramount for the role of “a tomboy who also holds a job as a mechanic after school“.

Not much is known about the film except that it is intended to be a “lower cost‘ instalment in the Transformers franchise.

The current draft of the screenplay, from the Transformers writers room, was penned by Christina Hodson (Black List).

Bumblebee is set to open on 8 June 2018.

Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….