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Transformers: Bumblebee adds Hailee Seinfeld to the cast and suddenly has our attention

June 11th, 2017 by Marc Comments

As we reported last week (here), the Bumblebee movie has its eye on an interesting choice for the female lead...

And, as we reported last week, the actress in question is True Grit and Edge of Seventeen star Hailee Seinfeld.

What makes it even more interesting is that Travis Knight, director of the beautiful Kubo and the Two Strings, is set to helm it too.

According to THR Steinfeld will play “a tomboy who also holds a job as a mechanic after school.”

Bumblebee will be the first spinoff from the main Transformers movies and, with Seinfeld starring and Knight directing, it has our attention… probably more than it deserves given it’s the sixth TF movie.

So there you are, colour us interested and optimistic.

What about you?


Bumblebee is slated for a June 8th, 2018, release.


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….