LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Australian newcomer Rachael Taylor and "Prison Break" star Amaury Nolasco have been cast in "Transformers," the live-action adaptation of the 1980s Hasbro toy line of giant robots that morph into cars, trucks, planes and ships.
Tyrese Gibson is in negotiations to join them in director Michael Bay's DreamWorks project. Already cast are Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Jon Voight and Bernie Mac.
Taylor will play Maggie Marconi, a codebreaker at a think tank. Nolasco and Gibson are Army officers.
"Transformers," which has a July 4, 2007, release date, is scheduled to start shooting this month in Los Angeles.
Taylor was in town only three weeks when she booked her role. She appeared in the feature "Man-Thing" and played Catherine Oxenberg in TV's "Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure."
Nolasco is best known for playing Wentworth Miller's cellmate in Fox's cult hit "Prison Break." He is currently in theaters with the comedy "The Benchwarmers."
Gibson most recently appeared in "Annapolis." Other feature credits include "Four Brothers" and "Flight of the Phoenix."
Yay for Amaury! Like I said, he was the funniest part of Benchwarmers. :o) And a movie about Transformers? I loved them!