Variety is reporting that actress Hailee Steinfeld is currently in talks for a lead role in the upcoming Bumblebee spinoff. Steinfeld is most well known for her roles in True Grit, Ender’s Game and last year’s The Edge of Seventeen and her performances in two of those films led to nominations for an Oscar and Golden Globe.
While most details are being kept quiet, Hollywood Reporter has claimed that the role will be a tomboy who works as a mechanic after school.
The spinoff, which is currently known as Transformers Universe: Bumblebee, was previously reported to be taking place in the 1980s and will of course be following Bumblebee on an adventure before he first met Sam Witwicky.
The movie was written by Christina Hodson and will be directed by Travis Knight. Michael Bay will be staying on as a producer and it is slated for a June 8, 2018 release.