Hailee Steinfeld Reveals Transformers Character

Upcoming Transformers spin-off reveals new character!

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Check Out Hailee Stienfeld As Charlie Watson In Bumblebee Movie!

Check Out Hailee Stienfeld As Charlie Watson In Bumblebee Movie!

Hailee Steinfeld has debuted the first on-set image for Paramount’s Transformers spinoff, Bumblebee, introducing the rock ‘n roll loving teen who’s going to accompany the titular ‘bot on his first solo adventure. For their first foray into expanding the Transformers universe, the studio is taking the franchise in a new direction with Kubo and the Two Strings filmmaker Travis Knight making his live-action debut as director, and Steinfeld stepping into the lead role as Charlie, a teenager on the cusp of adulthood in 1987 California where she discovers a battle-scarred Bumblebee and revives the Autobot for more adventures.

Producer Lorenzo DiBonaventura told us that they’re offering a different take on the beloved characters that will go back to the “original heritage” of theTransformers. “There are dramatically less Transformers,” said DiBoventura. "We hired purposefully Travis Knight, who is a very distinct filmmaker. You can’t compete with Michael—you’re gonna lose. And also I think the audience wants something different all the time, let’s keep them interested. They’re gonna get a very emotionally complex story, a very tight story in terms of its location and in terms of its storytelling.” The film is just kicking off production so it will probably be a while before we get a full sense of just how different this film will ultimately be, but for now, you can check out the first look at Steinfeld’s new hero in the image below.

Bumblebee is directed by Travis Knight, written by Christina Hodson, produced by Michael Bay, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Stephen Davis, Tom DeSanto, and Brian Goldner, and stars Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., Rachel Crow, Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Gracie Dzienny, Ricardo Hoyos, Pamela Adlon, Kenneth Choi, Stephen Schneider and Bumblebee. Charlie, a teenager on the cusp of adulthood in 1987 California, discovers a battle-scarred Bumblebee and revives the Autobot who changes her life by taking her on a wild adventure. The film opens into theaters on December 21, 2018.

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