Tragically unaware of who is considered Beijing's answer to Shia LaBeouf, Michael Bay has logically decided to outsource to China the job of finding out. His next Transformers film--a Chinese co-production that shoots in the People's Republic in the hopes of getting a bigger release over there--will reportedly use a casting couch even less reputable than the Victoria's Secret catalog from whence Rosie Huntington-Whiteley came, turning to a reality show to choose some of the film's native stars.
At a press conference last week, it was announced that a show called Transformers 4 Chinese Actor Talent Search will be used to find the sequel four actors--two with acting experience and two without, so as to make the returning Josh Duhamel a pleasant median. The competitors that best show the ability to feign interactions with car robots will, producers say, join "a number of talented Chinese actors and actresses" in the now marginally-diverse production. They will also join Stanley Tucci. He's reportedly been selected to join star Mark Wahlberg and CGI shards as well, without even winning a competition. Just for being Stanley Tucci.