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The combined testosterone of Michael Bay and Mark Wahlberg will fuel "Transformers 4" for Paramount. The director confirms that Wahlberg, who stars in his "Pain & Gain," is "the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the 'Transformers’ legacy." Bay says he and the "awesome" Wahberg had "a blast" on the set of "Pain & Gain" (out in April) so the franchise is ready for its reboot sans Shia Labeouf. The fourth installment of "Transformers" will be produced by Don Murphy, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce, with exec producers Bay, Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. We will await casting news of the latest Victoria's Secret model. Wahlberg also has several TV and film producing projects in the works, in addition to his slate of upcoming films which include "Broken City," "2 Guns," and "Lone Survivor." »

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