The rising star, who has appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming, will play opposite with Hailee Steinfeld.
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. is in talks to play the male lead in Paramount’s Bumblebee movie. It will be the first of the many prequel/spinoff to the Transformers Cinematic Universe. The film is the origin story of the yellow and black striped Autobot that appears as one of the main characters in the Transformers film series. The rising star, who has appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming, will play opposite with Hailee Steinfeld. Directing them is Kubo and the Two Strings director, Travis Knight. Writing the script is Shut In’s Christina Hodson. .Christina Hodson, Brian Holdner, Stephen Davis, Lorezo Di Bonaventura, Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg are producing.
Bumblebee is slated for a June 8, 2018, release. The most recent Transformers movie, Transformers: The Last Knight, premiered last June 23 and earned has earned $495.7 million worldwide so far.
Lendeborg Jr. will also appear in Alita: Battle Angel in 2018.