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No Transformers plan for Statham

Published 20/10/2011 | 11:52

Jason Statham says he hasn't been in talks about a Transformers movie
Jason Statham says he hasn't been in talks about a Transformers movie

Jason Statham has revealed he hasn't been approached about starring in Transformers 4, but would like to work with director Michael Bay.

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The British action star, who has been said to be in the running to take over the lead in the upcoming instalments of the robots franchise, heaped praise on the filmmaker, calling him "talented".

"I've got a lot of stuff in front of me, but Michael Bay is a talented man. This last one just made a billion dollars around the world, so people like his films," he told MTV News.

But he admitted no offers have been made.

"You know, I don't know how those things start. You read them. Someone told me about it," he added.

Michael has also said that he plans to take a break from the shape-shifting robots franchise to focus on the long-developing Pain And Gain, based on the true story about a gang of body-building criminals.

"I am currently not talking to Paramount on T4 and T5 despite reports. I'm looking at a lot of possibilities coming my way right now weighing options," he posted on Shoot For The Edit.

The director added: "Most likely going to be doing the low budget Pain And Gain, a true story crime thriller. It's a very quick shoot and quite funny. Also just finishing the 3 disc set of the Transformer trilogy."

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