Paramount Pictures is staying tight-lipped about reports that Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington Whiteley is replacing Megan Fox in Transformers 3, RadarOnline.com can reveal.
Director Michael Bay - who has worked on Victoria’s Secret commercials in the past – reportedly axed pin-up Fox over concerns that she had lost too much weight and looked ‘unhealthy’.
And now it is being reported that beautiful Whiteley, 23, is about to make the leap from the catwalk to the silver screen by becoming the lead lady opposite Shia LaBeouf.
A spokesman at Paramount told RadarOnline.com: “There is nothing official, so, it’s no comment right now.”
When RadarOnline.com contacted the director’s production firm Bay Films in Santa Monica they too would not either confirm or deny the story claiming their boss was on set.
Confirmed bachelor Bay, 45, is known to be a lover of beautiful ladies and he doesn’t seem to be too bothered that Whiteley has no acting credentials to date.
When Fox was cast back in 2007 for the first Transformers film she had already made several TV appearances and starred in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen with Lindsay Lohan.
Although it seems that it was Bay’s decision to axe Fox from Transformers 3 her spokesman insisted that it was her decision not to return.
Which is hard to believe considering that the Transformers films have grossed more than $1.5 billion domestically and $3.5 billion worldwide.
Fox has been vocal about her displeasure with the franchise's director Michael Bay, comparing him to Hitler and detailing his on set antics. The ousting was first reported by Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood website which reported it was “ultimately” Bay’s decision.
However, Bay seemed to include her in the announcement he made on his website in October, addressing a teasing warning to the actress.
"P.S. Megan Fox, welcome back. I promise no alien robots will harm you in any way during the production of this motion picture. Please consult your Physician when working under my direction because some side effects can occur, such as mild dizziness, intense nausea, suicidal tendencies, depression, minor chest hair growth, random internal hemorrhaging and inability to sleep. As some directors may be hazardous to your health, please consult your Doctor to determine if this is right for you," he wrote on his website.
So, who do you think is hotter Megan Fox or Victoria’s Secret beauty Rosie Huntington Whiteley? – tell us in our comments below.