Chinese hopefuls land top supporting roles in Transformers 4

Four Chinese hopefuls have landed supporting roles in the new Transformers film thanks to a new TV talent search. Producer Lorenzo DiBonaventura and former Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences boss Sid Ganis were among the judges who vetted the contestants over the weekend (31Aug-01Sep13) via a Paramount and China Movie Channel venture, titled Transformers 4 Chinese Actors Talent Search Reality Show.
More than 70,000 hopefuls applied for the four available jobs in the film.
The successful applicants were actor and martial arts specialist Byron Lee, TV stars Austin Lin and Teresa Daley, and former Miss Bikini International Pageant China winner Candice Zhao.
Two established Chinese actors, Li Bingbing and Han Geng, have already been cast in supporting roles in the movie, which will star Mark Wahlberg and premiere next year (14).