DeadlineHollywood.com reports that Frances McDormand and John Malkovich have joined the cast of MIchael Bay's Transformers 3, scheduled to begin production in May. McDormand will play the U.S. National Intelligence Director and Malkovich will play Shia LaBeouf's boss (who apparently has graduated from college and gotten a job).
Since Revenge of the Fallen grossed nearly $1 billion worldwide, I know it's foolish to expect much of a difference with the third Transformers picture. But the presence of McDormand and Malkovich will at least bring a touch of intelligence and maturity to a movie that ... wait, what the hell am I talking about? This is a Michael Bay movie. Intelligence and maturity serve no purpose here.