Photo: Hailee Steinfeld In “Transformers” Spin-Off

Actress Hailee Steinfeld has posted the first photo of herself in costume before she began shooting the “Transformers” spin-off “Bumblebee” yesterday.

Production is now underway on the project which takes place in 1987. Steinfeld plays Charlie Watson, a seventeen-year-old girl from a Californian beach town who is about to stumble upon the battle-scarred and broken Autobot known as Bumblebee.

When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug. Travis Knight (“Kubo and the Two Strings”) helms the film which Lorenzo di Bonaventura produces. The film opens December 21st next year.