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Gemma Arterton Faces Off Bar Refaeli to Be 'Transformers 3' New Leading Lady

May 20, 2010 09:02:18 GMT

The 'Clash of the Titans' beauty is said to be the frontrunner, while young stars such as Camilla Bella and Vanessa Hudgens are reportedly also among the contenders.


Gemma Arterton Faces Off Bar Refaeli to Be 'Transformers 3' New Leading Lady
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Soon after Megan Fox confirms her departure from "Transformers" film franchise, names of stars who could replace her have been thrown. TheWrap reports that Gemma Arterton is currently in competition with models Bar Refaeli, Miranda Kerr and Brooklyn Decker to take the role of the new female lead in "Transformers 3".

An individual close to the casting process says the "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time" actress has already had discussions with Michael Bay about the coveted role. Refaeli and Kerr also have reportedly read for casting director, while Decker has the most substantial acting career of the three models. However, TheWrap claims Arterton is still the top choice for the movie helmer and Paramount Pictures.

Another site Ain't It Cool News (AICN) also comes out with another list of possible new "Transformers 3" beauty. According to their source, Zoe Saldana ("Avatar"), Hayden Panettiere ("Heroes"), Camilla Belle ("10,000 B.C."), Ashley Greene ("Twilight") and Vanessa Hudgens ("High School Musical") are being considered to replace Megan Fox.

The competition reportedly also involves some less notable stars such as Emmanuelle Chriqui ("Entourage"), Jessica Lowndes ("90210"), Amber Heard ("Zombieland"), Julianne Hough ("Footloose") as well as English model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Since Megan Fox quit "Transformers 3", Michael Bay, writer Ehren Kruger and Paramount Pictures reportedly plan to take the story "in another direction". The director is said to find Sam Witwicky's new love interest that "makes more sense for the story."

Shia LaBeouf is still on board to reprise his role as the owner of Bumblebee, joined by Josh Duhamel who will return as Major Lennox. Production of the film has begun earlier this month, while the movie is set to open wide in U.S. cinemas on July 1, 2011.

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posted by Ponjace on May 28, 2010
The beautiful and talented Camilla Belle please.
posted by Karina on May 26, 2010
I think ashley greene or camilla belle..but ashley is better..
posted by sammy on May 21, 2010
yeah, emmanuelle wouldn't be bad but just i pray to god michael bay.........PLZ DON'T GIVE THE PART TO VANESSA HUDGENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol.
posted by flipfox on May 21, 2010
Camilla Belle!!! But then I'd have to go and see it.
posted by diamontina on May 21, 2010
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posted by sammy on May 20, 2010
this movie is most likely to be a joke if vanessa hudgens gets the part and gemma arterton doesn't. And i like zoe saldana but i mean she's black. They need to look the part aswell and bar is no actress. No experiance what so ever. They should go with gemma. Michael bay is smart. I would never consider vanessa for the part. She won't get it. Gemma should play megan's role.
posted by Gizmo on May 20, 2010
It has to be Bar all the way. In this movie who cares if she can't act!
posted by Faheem Siyal on May 20, 2010
it should go to camilla bella or ashley green or even Emmanuelle Chriqui,If iw as director it should me ashely greene or Emmanuelle Chriqui

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