John Malkovich and Frances McDormand will join Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox in Transformers 3, the third in Michael Bay’s trilogy about robots in disguise. Malkovich, playing the LaBeouf character’s first boss, and McDormand, playing “the National Intelligence Director,” previously appeared together in 2008’s Burn After Reading, which T3 will presumably not resemble in any other way.
Also joining the cast, which includes Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson, is Ken Jeong, of The Hangover and Senor Chang-on-Community fame. So maybe it will be funny? The picture starts shooting next month in such locales as Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Florida, Texas, Africa, Moscow and China. Said a representative of northern Nebraska: “D’oh! Passed over again!”