Deadline has confirmed GeekWeek’s scoop that Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley will soon be cast as a new character/replacement for departing actress Megan Fox. GeekWeek reports that “details surrounding her character are still pending”. AICN first mentioned Huntington-Whiteley’s name last week.
In related news, The Wrap has new details about what forced Megan Fox out of the production:
Megan Fox arrived on the set of “Transformers 3″ looking too “pale,” “underweight” and “unhealthy” for director Michael Bay’s taste, ratcheting up tensions that ultimately pushed her to walk away, TheWrap has learned.
Bay gave Fox some time to pull her appearance together, but when she returned, the director expressed his displeasure in such a way that Fox walked off the blockbuster sequel, according to individuals close to the production. The people spoke to TheWrap on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.
Star Shia LaBeouf reportedly “isn’t happy” that Fox is being replaced by a model with no acting experience.
Transformers 3 is scheduled to hit theaters on July 1, 2011. So long as negotiations hold, Huntington-Whiteley would join the cast and shoot alongside LaBeouf in about two weeks.