16 January 2013 4:15 AM, PST | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Director Michael Bay has cast Jack Reynor in Transformers 4, which begins filming this spring for release on June 27, 2014.

The Us-born, Irish-raised actor, who appeared on a shortlist last year and whose credits include Joss Whedon's TV show Dollhouse, will appear in a brand new cast alongside Mark Wahlberg.

Bay announced on his website: "I just hired a great new actor for Transformers 4 to star against Mark Wahlberg. Jack Reynor, he is an Irish kid that came to America with 30 bucks in his pocket. Pretty ballsy. Seriously, who does that?

"Anyway I spotted him in a great little Irish movie What Richard Did. This kid is the real deal."

Bay added: "Transformers 4 is not a reboot. That word has been floating around on the net.

"This movie takes place exactly 4 years after the war in Chicago. The story makes a very natural transition and reason as to »

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