Trio Tools Over to 'Transformers'
Tyrese Gibson, Rachael Taylor and Amaury Nolasco join the robots in disguiseLOS ANGELES --
Tyrese Gibson is still in negotiations to co-star alongside confirmed actors Rachael Taylor and Amaury Nolasco in the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Taylor will play code breaker Maggie Marconi, while Nolasco and Gibson will play Army officers. They join the already cast Shia LaBeouf, who plays Spike, a carryover character from the cartoon series, Megan Fox playing his love interest Mikaela, Josh Duhamel, John Voight and Bernie Mac in the Michael Bay film.
"Transformers" centers on two opposing factions of giant sentient robots -- the peaceful Autobots and wily Decepticons -- that can morph into various transportation vehicles and other odd devices.
The Transformers brand was introduced in 1984 and became a phenomenon that has included a toy line from Hasbro and Takara, a comic book series, several animated television programs and an animated feature film.
Production on "Transformers" will begin this month. A July 4, 2007 release is scheduled.
Australian actress Taylor, 21, will next be seen as an unlucky young woman who runs into a killer played by WWE wrestler Kane in "See No Evil," which opens wide Friday, May 19.
Nolasco is probably most recognizable as Fernando Sucre on FOX's "Prison Break." His film credits include parts in "2 Fast 2 Furious," "Mr. 3000" and "Benchwarmers."
Gibson's film credits include "Baby Boy," "2 Fast 2 Furious," "Flight of the Phoenix," "Four Brothers," "Annapolis" and the upcoming "Waist Deep," opening wide in late June.