Gemma Arterton and More Line Up to Take Over for Megan Fox in Transformers 3
05.21.10 by Ryan
The "divorce" between Michael Bay and Megan Fox went very quickly, with Paramount declining Fox's option for Transformers 3, even after Fox was spotted doing some preliminary work of the upcoming sequel a couple weeks ago. Fox's representatives told People that "it was [Fox's] decision not to return" and not the advisement from Bay that sent Fox packing.
Either way, with Fox moving on, it looks like Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans and the upcoming Prince of Persia) could be a contender to replace Fox. Arterton won't be alone, however.
The Playlist reported that Arterton is the frontrunner for a new love interest for franchise star Shia LaBeouf, an idea which was reportedly developed by screenwriter Ethan Kruger while working on the screenplay with Bay. According to the report, discussion between Bay and Arterton have already taken place, while models Bar Rafaeli (Leonardo DiCaprio's girlfriend and star of the upcoming thriller Session), Miranda Kerr, and Brooklyn Decker (wife of tennis pro Andy Roddick and appearing in Adam Sandler's upcoming Just Go With It) are also being discussed. But, again, they aren't the only women vying for the part.
AICN has been tipped by "highly trustworthy sources" that practically the entirety of Hollywood is up for the part including Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage), Zoe Saldana (Star Trek), Hayden Panettiere (Heroes), Amber Heard (Zombieland), Jessica Lowndes (90210), Camilla Belle (Push), Ashley Greene (The Twilight Saga), and Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical). Whew! That's a lot of car washes, Mr. Bay!
Regardless of which actress Bay chooses, a decision should be made shortly. Transformers 3 is currently shooting in Los Angeles before moving to several locations worldwide.