Megan Fox will star in Paramount's Ninja Turtles, a reboot of the iconic comic book and TV series, producer Michael Bay said on his personal blog Thursday. Just two years ago, Bay fired Fox from Transformers: Dark of the Moon after Fox compared the director's on-set persona to Hitler.
Fox had starred in the first two films in the franchise, and Bay later told GQ magazine that the two had patched things up. "We Are Bringing Megan Fox Back Into The Family," he wrote on Thursday.
Fox will play April O'Neil, the human friend of the Ninja Turtles, and the casting of Fox signals progress for a delayed production. Paramount and Bay postponed the start of production last year because they didn't feel the script was ready. Having cast Fox, the project now needs a male lead.
Jonathan Liebsman is directing the film, a live-action take on the anthropomorphic turtles.
Bay is producing under his Platinum Dunes banner. The Turtles, which began in a comic, have been the subject of TV series and movies, both live-action and animated.
As much as I like Megan Fox (and I speak as a fan who grew up with the Ninja Turtles - no joke, like, own the cartoons & live action movies on VHS and DVD, spent my childhood playing with the technodrome). I have to say I can NOT see her playing April O'Neil.