The offer is officially out to newcomer Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to play the female lead in the upcoming third “Transformers” reports Deadline.
The Victoria’s Secret model read for the role of Shia LaBeouf’s love interest last Friday and was the front runner on a short-list of three actresses which included Sarah Wright and Brooklyn Decker.
Now it appears the other two actresses have been informed Huntington-Whiteley has the part with only the unlikely failure of last-minute negotiations to potentially change that standing.
Bay himself has worked over/on several Victoria’s Secret commercials which is probably where he first spotted her. Despite no relative acting experience, filming on her role kicks off in a fortnight.