Just like Iron Man 3, Michael Bay's Tranformers 4 will be a Chinese Co-Production. Resident Evil: Retribution actress Li Bingbing (who played 'Ada Wong' in that franchise) is now the latest addition to the cast as a part of that agreement. Read on for details!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Li Bingbing has joined the cast of Transformers 4 in what promises to be the first of many announcements in regards to Chinese stars being featured in the movie. The actress - perhaps best known to Western audiences for her role in Resident Evil: Retribution - will be joined by other well-known actors from the country as well as newcomers from a reality TV show competition. This is all part of Paramount's deal to co-produce the movie with China as it means they will ultimately take home far more money from the location which is now the second biggest box office in the world. In 2010, Transformers: Dark of the Moon earned $177.3 million in China and is still their second highest grossing foreign film of all-time. The fourth instalment is set to begin shooting this summer and is set for release on June 27th, 2014.
Posted By:
Josh Wilding
Member Since 3/13/2009
Filed Under "Transformers" 5/20/2013 Source: The Hollywood Reporter
DISCLAIMER: is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
GetsugaTensho22 - 5/20/2013, 2:57 AM
How much Bing could a Li BingBing if a Bing could Li BingBing?

Sorry, couldn't resist :P
BigChinese - 5/20/2013, 3:25 AM
One day China will eventually ruin Hollywood by forcing them using terrible Chinese actors and stupid product placement...
nikgrid - 5/20/2013, 3:44 AM
[frick] this Chinese co-productions. Marvel should be ashamed of themselves whoring out their movie to sell chocolate milk.
BigChinese - 5/20/2013, 4:00 AM
@ nikgrid Agree! Just that this is not Marvel this time
TonyChu - 5/20/2013, 4:37 AM
She was the only one I could bare in Resident Evil Retribution. And my God that was a horrible movie.
TonyChu - 5/20/2013, 4:39 AM
So China is basically holding these movies hostage unless they get more Asian actors in their movies?
NitPicker - 5/20/2013, 4:40 AM
I'm with nikgrind. Marvel won't see any of my money when this Transformers movie comes out.
shamo - 5/20/2013, 4:57 AM
good job Bay. we need more chinese people on screen. i'm tired of seeing 99% white casts with the only exception being the token black person.
Hellsing - 5/20/2013, 4:57 AM
How can China ruin something that's already been ruined and I'm not just talking about the Transformers movie but Hollywood in general.
CherryBomb - 5/20/2013, 5:03 AM

Love Li Bingbing ! she's gorgeous.

I like that talented Asian actors/actresses are moving to American film and getting recognition. <3
bronzetiger01 - 5/20/2013, 5:28 AM
who is fan bingbing in iron man 3?
RPD - 5/20/2013, 5:48 AM
smerf1 - 5/20/2013, 5:52 AM
"The fourth installment is set to begin shooting this summer and is set for release on June 27th, 2014."
1 year for a movie to be filmed and CG'ed as good as the other films?
MisterBabadook - 5/20/2013, 5:55 AM
Why not make it a Japanese co-production, since the transformers are... You know what?

Never mind.
Darkknight23 - 5/20/2013, 6:06 AM
I guess the eye candy has been cast
TheFable - 5/20/2013, 7:07 AM
She's TF4's Megan Fox
Ocelot - 5/20/2013, 7:58 AM
so we've got Fan Bingbing in Days of future past and now Li Bingbing in Transformers 4. A lot of Bingbing's on the big screen in June next year.
DC4everLantern - 5/20/2013, 8:05 AM
Hot Girl.
riseofloganX36 - 5/20/2013, 9:02 AM
bing bing ha i love that name.
Optimus83 - 5/20/2013, 9:03 AM

Karai in Michael's Bay TMNT sequel???

mgeoff88 - 5/20/2013, 6:14 PM
I still haven't watched RE: Retribution yet. I'm not exactly in a big rush.

She's a huge step up from Megan Fox.
sephiroth211 - 5/20/2013, 7:55 PM
Wow...she is gorgeous!!

norseman79 - 5/21/2013, 4:26 AM
Asian women make everything better. Even Michael Bay movies

Please log in to post comments.

Don't have an account?
Please Register.