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Transformers 4 casts two young leads

Michael Bay has cast two young actors alongside Mark Wahlberg in Transformers 4 .

Twitch (opens in new tab) is reporting that Nicola Peltz and Brenton Thwaites have been cast after an extensive auditioning process.

Peltz, best known for a role in The Last Airbender and soon to be seen in Psycho prequel TV series Bates Motel , will play Wahlberg’s daughter, with Thwaites set to play her biker boyfriend.

Thwaites made his name on Home And Away (like Transformers 2 star Isabel Lucas), and has filmed a role in Maleficent , with Angelina Jolie.

Transformers proved to be one hell of a springboard for Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox, so expect all eyes to be on this pair in 2014.

It’ll be interesting to see if Bay adds any more A-list names to the call-sheet ( Dark Of The Moon had Frances McDormand and John Malkovich in sideline roles).

Transformers 4 is expected to hit UK cinemas on 27 June 2014.

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar.