Dominique Fishback found her next big role shortly after her breakout role with Oscar-nominated Judas and the Black Messiah. The actress is in the final stages of negotiations to join one of the largest franchises of all time. Transformer. Fishback would join Anthony Ramos on the project led by Steven Caple Jr., the director of Creed 2.
While Ramos supposedly always thought of starring in the lead Transformer project without a titleParamount took time out to meet a number of actresses for the other lead role, with Fishback beating several actresses after a series of screen tests. The chemistry between the two co-leads would undoubtedly have been obvious from the start, as Fishback and Ramos have been close friends for years and even worked together on a piece during their college days.
Back in January, Paramount, eOne and Hasbro had commissioned two separate scripts for a live-action Transformers excursion to be developed by screenwriters James Vanderbilt and Joby Harold. After meeting several top executives including Emma Watts, President of Paramount Motion Picture, Steven Caple Jr. proved to be the best pick for the future of the Tentpole franchise-driven series of films that came before.
While certain details are currently being kept under wraps, a recent rumor may have emerged that the project is working under the working title Transformers: Beast Alliance and “is in the Bumblebee timeline and will take place in the 1990s”. The film has been described as having “the flavor of a raid that stretches from Brooklyn to South America”. There is currently no confirmation of which Transformers will appear in the film, but the working title strongly suggests that the 90s series Beast Wars will be brought to live action in some way.
Dominique Fishback is a real up-and-coming talent, with her performance as Deborah Johnson, the writer, activist and fiancé of Fred Hampton, in Shaka Kings Judas and the Black Messiah, which she really puts on the map after her role as a scene screwdriver in Netflix’s Project Power. While her co-star Daniel Kaluuya rightly attended the end of the awards season and took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, many critics thought Fishback was the breakout star. Well, Hollywood has clearly taken note of this, and having a starring role in a Transformers movie is sure to put her star shoot at the top of the A-list.
However, this isn’t the only Transformers movie on the horizon. Paramount and Hasbro Studios plan to collaborate on a standalone Transformers animated prequel from Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley. The project will explore the interstellar origins of the Autobots and Decepticons on their home planet Cybertron and specifically look at the relationship between rival leaders Optimus Prime and Megatron. It’s also worth noting that the reports also state that the film will be “separate and separate” from the live-action films that have so far been shown on the big screen.
The new Transformers movie from Paramount, eOne and Hasbro is slated to hit screens on June 24, 2022. This comes to us from the deadline.
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