DETROIT (WWJ) – If you have dreams of being on the silver screen, this could be your big break.
The producers of the blockbuster “Transformers” franchise are getting ready to shoot the latest installment in the series — they’re coming back to film in metro Detroit and they’re looking for actors and crew members.
The film, produced by Paramount Pictures and currently using the working title of “E75,” will begin shooing in June 2016 in London, England with additional scenes to be filmed in Detroit.
Casting directors are now setting up auditions for new lead and supporting roles. Extras, stand-ins and photo doubles will be cast closer to the start of production this summer.
Interested actors, film crew members and production staff can submit their resumes and headshots to the following:
Principal Actor Casting Director
606 N. Larchmont Blvd. Suite 202
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Experienced film crew members, production staff and vendors can submit resumes online to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Enter the specific crew member position that you are submitting for in the subject line of your email.
Information on extras casting will be released closer to the start of production.
**Note: All talent are required to be legally eligible to work in London, England and also in Detroit, Michigan. Staring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents in Los Angeles and London. Actors who are not signed with an agent are still encouraged to submit their resumes.
In the latest installment of “Transformers,” two-time Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg is returning to reprise his role as Cade Yeager, and Daytime Emmy Awards nominee Peter Cullen returns as the voice of Optimus Prime. Directors Guild of America DGA Award winner Michael Bay will direct “Transformers 5” from an original screenplay written by Academy Award winner Akiva Goldsman. Bay will also executive produce the film under the banner of his production company Bay Films, along with three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg for Amblin Entertainment.
“Transformers 5” is scheduled to be released in theaters on June 23, 2017. Two additional sequels will be filmed, with release dates of June 8, 2018 and June 28, 2019 respectively.
The previous film, “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” was shot in several locations around metro Detroit in 2013.