Kelsey Grammer to play villain in new ‘Transformers’ film

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Kelsey Grammer is embracing his inner Sideshow Bob.

Following his Golden Globe-winning role as a sinister politician in Starz’s acclaimed (yet canceled) drama Boss, Grammer has signed on to play the villain in Michael Bay’s next Transformers movie, which co-stars Academy Award nominees Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci, and 18-year-old Nicola Peltz as the female lead.

Grammer will play Harold Attinger, a counterintelligence operative. The actor is no stranger to summer blockbusters, having portrayed Hank “Beast” McCoy in the oft-maligned X-Men: The Last Stand.

The film begins production in July, from a script by Ehren Kruger. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto and Don Murphy will produce with Bay returning to the director’s chair.

Via: Deadline

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