Rachel Crow is in Talks for Key Role in Bumblebee

Posted 2017/07/13 0 0

Paramount seems to favour new faces for its newest Transformers movie. 

 

The Tracking Board is reporting that Paramount is currently in negotiations with Rachel Crow to join the cast of their upcoming Transformers Universe spinoff Bumblebee. Further details on her role weren't provided, but her part is being described as a key player.

If her deal closes, she'll join Academy Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld (Pitch Perfect 3) and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming), who are playing the two human leads. Bumblebee has been confirmed to be a prequel which will focus on the fan favorite in the 1980s. Steinfeld stars as a tomboy that holds a job as a mechanic after school who forms a connection with the lovable fan favorite Autobot. When their lives are interrupted by evil Decepticons, the two have to figure out how to manage without Optimus Prime and the rest of the Autobots.

Nineteen-year-old Crow is known for her work in the film Deidra & Laney Rob a Train, which premiered at Sundance. She was recently cast in the upcoming untitled TV movie spinoff of the ABC series The Goldbergs. She was a finalist on season 1 of The X Factor and voiced Carla in Rio 2, as well as doing a song for the film’s soundtrack. Her voice was also heard in the Netflix series Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, where she played Gratuity ‘Tip’ Tucci.

Bumblebee will be directed by Kubo and the Two Strings helmer Travis Knight with a script written by Christina Hodson. Franchise veteran director Michael Bay will return to produce the first-ever Transformers spinoff with Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, as well as Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis. As of this moment, the film does not yet have a release date but Paramount is targeting a release sometime during 2018.

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