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Who will replace Fox in new 'Transformers?'

Actress Megan Fox is seen in the action-packed film, "Transformers."

May 20, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Megan Fox, who made her name as Shia LaBeouf's sultry love interest in the first two "Transformers" movies, has been dropped from the third.Daily Variety reports the decision was made by Paramount Pictures. The studio reportedly wants a new love interest for LaBeouf.

The studio declined to give further details or say who would replace the 24-year-old actress.

Fox, notorious for making attention-grabbing comments to the media, engaged in a public spat with director Michael Bay around the release of part two last summer. But Bay later defended her and said he looked forward to working with her on part three.

"Transformers" from 2007 and the 2009 sequel "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" have made more than $1.5 billion worldwide. According to Paramount, production is scheduled to begin this month on the third installment, with a release date set for July 1, 2011.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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