Anthony Ramos is in talks to star in the upcoming “Transformers” sequel for Paramount.
“Creed II” filmmaker Steven Caple Jr. is directing the film, which is scheduled for June 2022. The plot has been kept under wraps as the studio continues to search for the female lead to star opposite Ramos.
Ramos starred in the original Broadway cast of “Hamilton” (in the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton). He’s poised to break out in another Lin-Manuel Miranda project, the upcoming movie version of “In the Heights.” In the musical adaptation, due in theaters and on HBO Max in June, Ramos stars as Usnavi, a bodega owner in the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights. His other screen credits include “A Star Is Born,” in which he played the hype-man for Lady Gaga’s Ally, and “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.”
Paramount has been looking to expand its “Transformers” franchise. The studio recently announced a new standalone film, which isn’t connected to the Michael Bay movies or “Bumblebee” spinoff.
More to come…