We're not sure you could find much more left-of-field casting announcements for Transformers 3 if you put up a giant neon sign announcing free meals for left-of-field casting news' Michael Bay has added John Malkovich and Frances McDormand to the roster.
It's true, according to Deadline New York: McDormand has snapped up the meaty role of the National Intelligence Director, while Malkovich will play a no doubt weird character who is Shia LaBeouf's first boss.
And upping the comedy value will be Ken Jeong, fresh off his success in The Hangover and his scene-stealing supporting role in US sitcom Community (highly recommended if you get the chance to run your eyes over it).
We suppose it's not so surprising indie stalwart John Turturro has been a feature of both the previous films, while Hugo Weaving voices Megatron.
The film starts pre-shooting next month, and despite all her comments about Bay, Megan Fox will indeed be back to drape herself over bikes/run away from rampaging robots. Does this fresh casting mean the third film will be better than ROTF? Would that be that difficult?