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Mark Wahlberg confirmed to star in ‘Transformers 4’

Re-teams with 'Pain and Gain' director Michael Bay

After working together on Paramount’s “Pain and Gain,” Mark Wahlberg and Michael Bay are teaming up again as the “Contraband” thesp is confirmed to star in “Transformers 4.”

Bay, who’s helmed all three “Transformers” pics, is directing the next installment with Ehren Krueger penning the script. Twitch Film reported a few weeks back that Wahlberg was being eyed for the role, and Bay broke the news on his blog Thursday afternoon. Plot details are unknown except that it will not be connected to past installments and have a whole new cast of characters.

Shia LaBeouf had already said in past interviews that he would not be back for future installments.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy, Ian Bryce and Tom DeSanto will produce. Paramount has slated the pic for June 27, 2014.

Besides “Pain and Gain,” the WME and Leverage Entertaiment Wahlberg can be seen next in New Regency’s “Broken City.”

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