Li Bingbing Joins TRANSFORMERS 4

James Marsh, Asian Editor
Mainland actress Li Bingbing has been announced as the first Chinese star to join Michael Bay's Transformers 4, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The co-production between Paramount Pictures, Jiaflix Enterprises and China Movie Channel is planning to feature a number of high profile Chinese stars in the cast, to appear alongside Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Stanley Tucci. Li is the first to be announced, although no information was given about her role.

The production, which is due to start filming later this year, at least partly in China, is slated for a 27 June 2014 release date. This is just 3 weeks before the release of Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past is set for release, which co-stars fellow mainland actress Fan Bingbing.

With both actresses committed to breaking into Hollywood - and looking set to have their big breaks within a few weeks of each other - lets hope American audiences don't get their Bingbing's mixed up, or it might prove disadvantageous for both parties.
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  • hutch

    So I guess Hollywood producers & directors are tired of knocking boots with white chicks and Chinese is the new flavor of the month. Wake me up when substantial crossovers happen.

    THIS JUST IN: LI BingBing to join 'Transformers 4'!, but will only appear in 0.5 seconds of the American release....*snore*

  • Qinlong

    Li Bing Bing really should fire her American agent ; it's kind of incongruous seeing this classy, A-list Chinese actress stuck to bit parts in umpteenth installments in such mentally-challenged franchises as Resident Evil and Transformers... She would be more at home in that Michael Mann project.

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