Rising actor Jorge Lendeborg Jr. has joined the cast of the Bumblebee movie.
While details surrounding his character are unknown, we do know he'll play the film's male lead alongside Hailee Steinfeld. Kubo and the Two Strings helmer Travis Knight will direct the spinoff, which will be set in the 1980's and focus on the yellow and black striped Autobot during his early days on Earth after leaving Cybertron.
Christina Hodson wrote the script.
The flick will serve as the first spinoff in what the studio hopes will be a Transformers Cinematic Universe that will include prequels and offshoots from a line of movies that have generated more than $3.7-Billion worldwide. The latest entry in the series, Transformers: The Last Knight, has earned $495-Million since being released on June 23rd.
Bumblebee is slated for release on June 8th, 2018.
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. can currently be seen in Jon Watts' Spider-Man: Homecoming and recently booked a role in Robert Rodriguez's Alita: Battle Angel.
Source: THR Heat Vision
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