Oscar Winner & Nominee Join…”Transformers 3″?

Updating his official blog, Michael Bay made a couple of announcements about the upcoming third “Transformers” with the big surprise being three more names have joined the cast, all of which are surprising additions. Here’s they key bits to his posting:

“‘Transformers 3’ has been going very well. We are going to shoot in LA, Chicago, Washington DC, Florida, Texas, Africa, Moscow, and China.

On the talent front, we just locked in Frances McDormand and John Malkovich. Both amazing actors I’ve always wanted to work with. We also just got Ken Jeong, he is the super funny actor stuck in the trunk from “Hangover” and the Doctor from “Knocked Up.”

We start shooting pre-shoots in about one month.

I also was at a Ferrari charity event this week raising money for a hospital being built by Ferrari in Haiti. I announced that night the newest Autobot to join Transformers: the Ferrari 458 Italia.”