Uhhh. It looks like Michael Bay and Megan Fox have gotten past their (very public, very ugly) differences, as the “Transformers” director and fired star are set to work together again. Bay just announced via his website that Fox will play the female lead role of April in his live-action reboot of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
The role had been pegged for Elizabeth Olsen but she (wisely?) chose to do “Godzilla” instead. Now it’s Fox, who once compared Bay to Hitler and called him a nightmare to work for, who will play the plucky reporter and human companion to the four walking, talking, crime-fighting turtles who originated as comic book characters but quickly became cartoons, toys and a permanent part of our pop culture landscape. They’ve been on the big screen four times previously, and Bay is planning to release this newest incarnation on May 16, 2014.
Fox – along with co-star Shia LaBeouf shot to stardom thanks to her breakout role in Bay’s “Transformers” in 2007 and reprised her role for 2009’s “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”, but then was publicly fired from the threequel, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”, after pre-production had already begun. She was replaced by British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and has since laid low, but had a bit of a comeback recently thanks to a supporting turn in Judd Apatow’s “This is 40.”