Casting for Transformers 3 is well under way and today sees the addition of two rather eclectic personalities in the guise of John Malkovich and Frances McDormand.

McDormand is set to play the National Intelligence Director, with Malkovich joining as Shia LaBoeuf’s boss. All the principal cast return for Michael Bay’s third outing of the shape changing robot aliens, which one can only hope is an improvement one the last one.

Another newcomer to the franchise is The hangover star Ken Jeong, who should provide a measure of comic relief. Pre-production is to begin next week for the summer 2012 release.

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