Paramount Pictures, in association with HASBRO, announced today that principal photography has commenced on BUMBLEBEE. The filmâ€™s shoot will take place entirely in California, including in Southern and Northern California.
Directed by Travis Knight (â€œKUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS,â€ â€œCORALINEâ€), the film stars Hailee Steinfeld (â€œEDGE OF SEVENTEENâ€), Pamela Adlon (â€œBETTER THINGS,â€â€LOUIEâ€), John Cena (â€œDADDYâ€™S HOME 2,â€ â€œTRAINWRECKâ€), Stephen Schneider (Comedy Centralâ€™s â€œBROAD CITYâ€), Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (â€œSPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMINGâ€), Jason Drucker (â€œDIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAULâ€), Kenneth Choi (â€œAMERICAN CRIME STORYâ€), Ricardo Hoyos (â€œDEGRASSI: NEXT CLASSâ€), Abby Quinn (â€œLANDLINE,â€ â€œTHE SISTERHOOD OF THE NIGHTâ€), Rachel Crow (â€œDEIDRA & LANEY ROB A TRAINâ€), and Grace Dzienny (â€œZOOâ€).
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.Â When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.
The film is produced by â€œTRANSFORMERSâ€ franchise veterans Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Michael Bay, along withexecutive producers Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. Chris Brigham (â€œARGO,â€ â€œINCEPTIONâ€) will also executive produce. The screenplay is written by Christina Hodson (â€œUNFORGETTABLEâ€).