The Emmy winner joins Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, and newcomers Jack Reynor and Nicole Peltz in a revamped story that takes place four years after the events of Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
Contrary to early rumblings, Transformers 4 will not be a reboot. In a message on his website, Bay writes: “The story makes a very natural transition, and reason as to why we have a whole new cast. This Transformers will feel very different than the last three. We are embarking on a new trilogy.”
In a separate post, he continues: “We’re going to start off smaller… To freshen the franchise we’ve redesigned everything from top to bottom… We’re trying to broaden the franchise and give it more places to go.”
Bay had announced he was stepping away from the franchise after the third instalment, but has since had a change of heart. “It was bittersweet to think of passing it off. I wanted to set it up on a really sure footing and to bring someone else in on that, it would have been overwhelming.”
Grammer will play Harold Attinger, a counter intelligence agent.
Transformers 4 hits theatres June 29, 2014.