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So what does Transformers' Michael Bay think of Irish actor Jack Reynor?

The What Richard Did star has just been cast by Bay in Transformers 4, and the director thinks he’s “pretty ballsy”.

Jack Reynor in What Richard Did
Jack Reynor in What Richard Did
Image: Courtesy of IFTAS

IRISH ACTOR JACK Reynor has just landed a dream Hollywood job… starring in Michael Bay’s latest blockbuster Transformers 4.

When the news broke yesterday Reynor was reported internationally as the “unknown Irish actor” chosen by Bay, who was ‘not well known enough’ for established film sites to have an opinion on.

Bay is pretty sure how he feels about Reynor though:

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.

Reynor has just been nominated for an IFTA for his role in What Richard Did, while the film gets its cinematic release in the UK this week.


Meanwhile Michael Bay has been addressing some internet rumours about Transformers 4, saying:

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 why we have a whole new cast. This Transformers will feel very different than the last three. We are embarking on a new trilogy.

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