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Megan Fox to Star in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Big news kids, Michael Bay has announced that Megan Fox has been cast to star as April O’Neil in the big budget Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot in which he is producing.  The film is tentatively scheduled for a May 16, 2014 (which happens to be Megan’s birthday) but is only in the casting stage at this point.  Thanks to Deon for the heads up!

  • Deon

    The movie is set to start filming April in New york. I wonder how long a shoot it will be for Megan?
    http://www.movieweb.com/news/ninja-turtles-to-shoot-in-nyc-this-april

  • MeganFoxFan90

    Very excited for her. A little surprised that it’s Michael Bay, but it doesn’t matter. Very happy for her & this project. Things are looking up (hopefully) for her.

  • foxfoxfox
  • Deon

    Bay is the producer not director I wonder how much ordering around of Megan he will do on set? maybe none? I guess a lot less than if he were director and I guess his crew won’t be involved? so them working together is a little less surprising now that I think about it

    starting to read some opinions on the movie and I’m kinda worried seems there is a lot of negativity around it

  • Deon

    @foxfoxfox
    Who knows, but they are redoing the series right? its not a sequel?

  • foxfoxfox

    @Deon

    don’t know don’t care unless Megs is involved.

  • newmeganfoxfan

    Awesome news.
    Maybe we will finally know why she left transformers.

    It looks like that Swindle was just a false rumor. Megan never mentioned that on the this is 40 promo.

  • Andie

    Awesome and SHOCKING news. I’ve never thought Megan and BAY would work together again. That is awesome because it shows she’s not that blacklisted in Hollywood as the haters thought she was.

    Hope everything goes well on set and I hope Megan has learned from her mistakes and even if BAY proves to be a Hitler on set again, Megan doesn’t have to say it to the world in an interview again.

  • megan’s fan

    I’m not sure it’s good for Megan. I would say ‘no’ to this role if I was her, Bay is such a player. I know if she says ‘no’ her career is over but at least she shows some respect for herself. ‘We are bringing Megan Fox back into the family’ he said. He just wants to make her look ridiculous.

  • melisa

    omg, now i have to watch a Michael Bay movie again…The things i do for this girl..

  • melisa

    megan’s fan :
    I’m not sure it’s good for Megan. I would say ‘no’ to this role if I was her, Bay is such a player. I know if she says ‘no’ her career is over but at least she shows some respect for herself. ‘We are bringing Megan Fox back into the family’ he said. He just wants to make her look ridiculous.

    He is looking ridiculous, not her, she stayed classy during the whole T3 promotour.
    This dude on the other hand, is acting like a loser ex-boyfriend, who talks shit about you when you leave him but when he gets you back, he’s all: omg i missed you girl :DD<33

  • Dave Schnur

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  • casey

    I”m a little disappointed she would work with this asshole again. But if he’s not directing maybe she won’t have to deal with him too much.

    I’m happy for her though. I know she said this is one of her favorite tv shows or something.

    deaon– where and what is the negativity?

  • casey

    I just looked up the director on imdb and all of his movies have super low ratings.

    I don’t understand why they give this big jobs to hacks with no credibility….

  • Courtney

    Really great news! I’m excited for her and I think it’s great they reconciled.

  • TitsExecutor

    Ohh, relax your butts fellas, Bay is making fun of Megan. He can see her career has rocked the bottom and he wants to lower her much more. I’m pretty sure he wishes to destroy her completely.

  • truvor1965
  • TitsExecutor

    LOL rather he’ll jab a knife into her back as she turns around

    http://www.megansafox.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=121&pos=1

  • Victoria

    Megan did mention various times that there was no drama/beef between her and Bay, that it’s all sensationalized by the media. Which makes sense. Who really knows what went down. I’m just excited to hear that Megan has a new project coming up.

  • Deon

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/c24939fde3f27678a7248b8d74fc5c54/tumblr_min8d7L5gM1rsah24o1_500.jpg

    @Victoria
    well she did leave T3 so there was something

    @casey
    I think the fact he is producing played a part also I doubt bays Transformers Crew will be involved (they wrote that letter bashing her)
    There is negativity surrounding the script Bay wanted the Turtles to be aliens not mutants, the Director has directed some awful movies and people complaining that its gonna be live action CG hybrid

    @melisa
    lol

  • MeganFoxFan90

    Random, but Entertainment Weekly ran an article saying Four Reasons Why Megan Fox Would Make A Good April O’Neill. Interesting read, and at least someone besides fans are on her side. Kind of.

  • Andie

    @Deon

    Yep, I’ve read about it too but if it flops, people won’t be able to say it was because of Megan. But in general I think it’s good news since it puts her back on the market, with a blockbuster. She’s going to get more visibility again. Maybe that can bring some new projects for her in the future.

  • casey

    Do you guys think she’s going to cut her hair and dye it red?

    I kinda think not, but it would be cool if she was willing to transform herself for a role.

  • Andie

    @casey

    It would be cool but weird at the same time since we are so used to her hair being long and dark/dark with highlights

  • Deon

    @casey
    maybe a wig?

    @Andie
    I think she made the right decision but there is a lot of risk. I was excited then I started to read about the movie and I got worried.

    Megan’s movies have been doing better at the box office did she need to join a movie that has so much negativity?
    Bay called the movie “TMNT” in his post hopefully that means they won’t be aliens it might win some fans back

  • truvor1965

    by the way, she has been red hairedhttp://www.megansafox.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=35&pos=3

  • Figomor

    I am excited for her. This should kick her career back to stars

  • Alla

    I don’t like this type of movie, but I’m very happy that Megan will be part of great (hope) project :)

  • g58m

    I really hope that this movie will have similar tone to the Transformers movies and not try to target undereage audience. Nickelodeon involment in this project could indicate this (However since Fun Size got a PG-13 rating,it’s possible that TNMT will also have a similar rating as well)
    Thoughts … ?

  • Bennie

    I remember Megan mentioning TMNT in the past, I think she was a fan of the cartoon when she was younger, and probably even now – as she does seem to be into things like that. I wonder who she’ll be cast as? I can’t see her as April. I’m also wondering whether she’ll tone down on the plastic surgery for the role, considering the target audience of the film, they’re going to want her to look young and fresh like she did in Transformers.

  • g58m

    @Bennie
    Actually,I think that her GG 2013 look could really work for her

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  • Thegirlinthetightjeans

    I am so happy for her but extremely surprised she would work with bay again after the way he and shia trashed her in the media when she was fired from T3 and then used her name to gain curiosity of fans and money for T3 (the highest grossing movie out of the three transformers movie) by bringing her up in interviews constantly near the time the movie was about to come out.
    I adore her, I don’t even see her as a celebrity I see her as a “friend in my head” as wendy williams puts it on her show, I think shes down to earth, smart, funny and gorgeous and shes well traveled, wealthy, a great mom, great at protecting her private life and she is someone i would genuinely love to have as a life long friend
    It’s funny though because didn’t she say in a recent interview that she no longer wants to be famous and that she feels constantly bullied by the entire world? She has around $15 million now she could quit acting and still be set for life and her family would be set for life… I know she mentioned in the past that she is a HUGE TMNT fan so maybe she really wants to be a part of it so much so that shes willing to work with bay again and willing to put herself out there like that again, ignoring the fact that it will bring her back into the spotlight that almost destroyed her
    There was a story about her when she was in Brazil, she was going out to a restaurant and when she saw a huge crowd outside the restaurant as the car was approaching the place she ducked down quickly and started to scream and cry because she did not want to be recognized by the crowd, she ended up returning back to her hotel….I don’t know if there is any truth to that story but that doesn’t sound like someone who would want to be in another movie..I don’t really know what to believe about Megan anymore to be honest but I am still a fan to this day in 2013 when she could not even get 500,000 twitter followers (yes I know she quit twitter) and only has 49 million likes on fb (the U.S. has over 300 mill people) I am still very much in love with who she is, the character she created, I am aware she is no meryl streep when it comes to acting but I saw her in Holiday in the Sun when it first came out on VHS before she became famous and knew she would make it big, Megan I am a huge fan, and I hope for the best for you and for the bullies to stop bothering you, everyone knows what is feels like to be bullied to some degree and to imagine the entire world hating you and being cruel towards you well thats just a unbearably sickening feeling, and I hope it will get better for you, God bless you Megan and the future of your acting career and God bless your son Noah, your loyal fans will always have your back

  • casey

    When are people going to stop saying she was fired from Transformers?

    She wasn’t fucking fired. She quit!

    Spielberg even said Bay was lying.

  • Victoria

    @casey
    because being “fired” has more of a negative impact than quitting and you know how our media and human nature is to focus on negativity.

  • Jennifer

    This is exciting news :) I think this would be a great role for her. I mean c’mon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are the Shit!

  • Thegirlinthetightjeans

    @casey

    I said fired because who knows what to really believe, I have read that she quit because working with Michael was such a pain and she only did the second movie because she felt she owed Michael Bay, you really think just because Spielberg says Bay was lying that its true? Maybe he didn’t want the backlash of Megan fans hating him and boycotting his future movies? You know the media can make up completely false stories and millions of people will just eat it up like cake. She was under contract to make any and all future Transformers movies when she signed up for the first one, meaning she was contractually obligated to make the third one, it takes more than “I don’t want to anymore I quit” to get out of a Hollywood contract or any contract at all, that’s what people get sued for in the real world. Even after Megan quit or was fired whichever one is really true we will never know, Shia and Bay constantly played up the angle that Megan had been fired example :Bay and franchise star Shia LaBeouf opened up to GQ about Fox’s controversial exit, with the actor saying she had crossed the line by “sh*t-talking our captain.” Either way good luck to her and the TMNT movies hopefully this time around she will be treated better by the media, audience and bay :) I think she will because now that she is behaving more calmly in interviews, being more open about how she really feels about the industry/fame and about her religion and has since become a mother the jealousy and hate that ensued when she first came out on the scene as the hot and incredibly sexy, loud mouthed, controversial, tattooed rebel princess will no longer be there and people will get to see her the REAL her and not just her poses, her face and body and the clothes she is wearing, Good luck to you Megan this is my last comment on this story! Peace in Christ

  • truvor1965

    1. Bay lies always, he was a hero anecdotes
    2.Speilberg tells the truth.
    3.The contract was for a single movie because no one thought that he would be successful.

  • James2two

    @truvor1965

    I will refer you to this video 2:52 she herself explains the standard contract involved when actors and actresses make movies so your comment is false

  • Figomor

    I do not like this type of movie either, but it could catch the same audience as Transformers.

  • Deon

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/bb5035f229b906ceb41c5246e7d66206/tumblr_miqtjzmqRV1rsah24o1_500.jpg

    Brian at coffee bean 23rd
    http://www.fashionmagazine247.com/photos/30377/brian-austin-green-at-coffee-bean.php

    I don’t think I posted this but a while back the turtles movie script leaked it got a huge negative response
    http://screenrant.com/ninja-turtles-reboot-script-review/

    Bay said in Sept last year its being rewritten
    http://www.movieweb.com/news/michael-bay-responds-to-ninja-turtles-script-leak

    looks like the pap lawsuit is definitely over

    02/20/2013 Request and Entry of Dismissal (Entire Action W/Prejudice )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    @Thegirlinthetightjeans
    I think Megan and Bay working together is being exaggerated Bay is producer not director. Megan does want to act and yes Megan is a turtles fan.

    @Thegirlinthetightjeans
    Bay contradicts himself and uses the media to spin his words when he is on camera like on the T3 dvd he doesn’t say Megan was fired, doesn’t mention Spielberg(who contradicted Bay) he says we went our separate ways

    @truvor1965
    Megan has mentioned there was an option for a second movie but I can’t remember her mentioning she is contractually obligated to do a third closest thing I can recall is her saying she feels she should do a 3rd movie

    @Figomor
    I think it has to target a similar market to Transformers if they make it to kiddy imo it won’t make a profit

  • truvor1965

    How she could left if she had a contract ?L. di Bonaventura could make it work. Kim Basinger to pay 8 000 000 for breach of contract concluded verbally and not in writing.

  • casey

    @truvor1965
    Maybe she just got out of the contract. It happens.

    • Deon

      I dont think there was a contract for a 3rd

      dont think this is reliable but

      Megan Fox won herself a role in the new Michael Bay movie by extending an olive branch to the fiery director because she feared her days as a leading lady were numbered, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

      The 26-year-old Transformers beauty, who once likened Bay to Hitler in a magazine interview, will team up with the filmmaker for a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

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      But that’s only after Megan, 26, swallowed her pride, picked up the phone and apologized for her criticism of him!

      “It was Megan that made the first move to talk with Michael,” a source tells Radar.

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      “Since Transformers, she hasn’t been getting the leading lady roles she had hoped for and Megan was starting to get concerned that it was because of what she said about Michael.

      “So, she swallowed her pride, picked up the phone and spoke with him to clear the air and apologize. She told him how thankful she was to have been casted by him in the first place, and that she was totally out of line to say what she said.

      “In the end she realized that Michael may be a hard taskmaster, but he does it purely to get the best out of his actors on set.

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      “Michael said he had a role she would be perfect for and was willing to forgive and forget the incident because he’s a big fan of hers,” the source says.

      As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Bay announced on his website that the stunner will join him for the remake of the popular 90s franchise.

      “TMNT: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!” Bay wrote.

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      The pair had a fallout after the actress made some controversial comments about the mercurial director during the press tour for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

      “He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is,” the Jennifer’s Body actress told Wonderland magazine. “So he’s a nightmare to work for, but when you get him away from set, and he’s not in director mode, I kind of really enjoy his personality because he’s so awkward, so hopelessly awkward.”

      Bay said in a 2011 interview with GQ that Steven Spielberg wanted her fired for her loose lips.

  • casey

    @Andie
    That article is a joke. People act like right after she called him Hitler he cut her off.

    They were set to work together long after that happened and were even having meetings about Transformers 3…then she quit.

  • foxfoxfox
  • Deon

    This is 40 box officer info
    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&id=apatow.htm

    opened in Spain with about $400k
    its at about $3.4m in the UK

    @casey
    its also contradicted by more reliable sources
    Fox and Bay reconciled over a series of recent meetings and that one tete-a-tete that won her over was with director Jonathan Liebesman, who wowed her with the storyboards, according to insiders
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/megan-fox-reuniting-michael-bay-423381

  • casey

    @Deon
    I just don’t understand why people are so hell bent on presenting this version of Megan being the bad guy. it could just as easily be spun to show that Bay is a misogynist and a liar who is hung up on Megan.

  • foxfoxfox

    I would like Megan to use her twitter account during the Turtle production, letting us know how each day is going like a diary without spoilers or personal stuff just a bit of info and a set photo or two, would be good for the film and a bit of fun.
    I know she dont read this site so does anyone have a face book account so they could write a coment onthere asking her if she could do this?

  • Andie

    @foxfoxfox

    The problem is: loads of people comment on her facebook account so it would be very difficult for her to see the exact message about the twitter. Unless everyone posted the same thing.

  • foxfoxfox

    @Andie

    How many people on this site have facebook? can’t you all repeatedly post that request?
    I’m considering joining it but it would be for the sole purpose to post that coment.