Megan Fox joins Baron Cohen film

Megan Fox and John C Reilly are set to make cameos in The Dictator, a comedy currently being filmed in New York by Borat creator Sacha Baron Cohen.

The Paramount movie has been described as “the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed”.

Baron Cohen is said to play dual roles of a goat herder and a deposed foreign ruler who gets lost in the US.

The roles that Fox and Reilly play are being kept under wraps. Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley and Jason Mantzoukas are also in the movie, set for release next May.

Larry Charles returns as director after working with Baron Cohen on both Borat and the follow-up, Bruno.

Fox, who was reportedly fired from the Transformers series by producer Steven Spielberg after she likened director Michael Bay to Hitler, has made a shift away from the action world.

She recently shot the ensemble comedic drama Friends With Kids, directed by Jennifer Westfelt and starring Kristen Wiig and Adam Scott, and booked a role in Judd Apatow’s latest project, This Is Forty.

Reilly recently co-starred in the indie comedy Cedar Rapids and the Cannes drama We Need to Talk About Kevin.

He will be heard next year as part of the voice cast of Disney’s animated feature Wreck-It Ralph.

Source: ABC AU

 

Steven Spielberg ‘demanded Megan Fox be fired from Transformers after Hitler comment’

Steven Spielberg demanded Megan Fox be fired from the latest Transformers film after she insulted its director, it has been revealed.

The Hollywood legend was outraged after the screen beauty compared Michael Bay to Hitler during a press interview.

The 25-year-old actress was quickly dumped from the film and replaced by British model Rosie Huntingdon-Whitley.

Fox had tried to claim she left the third in the series of the films to pursue other acting opportunities.

But ahead of the July 4 premiere of Transformers 3 director Bay has revealed for the first time he was told to get rid of the actress.

Losing friends: Fox likened director Michael Bay to Hitler just before production of Transformers 3

He said: ‘You know the Hitler thing. Steven (Spielberg) said, fire her right now.’

Spielberg is executive producer of the film which stars Shia LaBeouf.

Fox had appeared in the first two Transformers films and the roles helped her be named one of the sexiest women in the world.

She had been cast in the third film but shortly before production began she gave an interview to the British magazine Wonderland.

In it she said Bay wanted to be like Hitler on his sets.

Other crew members from the film hit back on a blog comparing Fox’s acting to that of a porn star.

In an open letter posted on Michael Bay’s website the crew member wrote: ‘Michael found this shy, inexperienced girl, plucked her out of total obscurity thus giving her the biggest shot of any young actresses’ life.  

‘He told everyone around to just trust him on his choice. He granted her the starring role in Transformers, a franchise that forever changed her life; she became one of the most googled and oogled women on earth. 

‘She was famous! She was the next Angelina Jolie, hooray! Wait a minute, two of us worked with Angelina – second thought – she’s no Angelina. You see, Angelina is a professional.

‘We know this quite intimately because we’ve had the tedious experience of working with the dumb-as-a-rock Megan Fox on both Transformers movies.’

The film’s screenwriter Ehren Kruger told GQ magazine that Fox didn’t seem interested when she arrived for rehearsals for Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

He said:’She seemed like an actress who didn’t want to be part of it.’

LaBeouf told GQ:’ She started s*** talking our captain. Which you can’t do.’

Bay said he wasn’t hurt by the Hitler comment.

Source: Daily Mail