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OTRC: 'Transformers 3' teaser trailer is released - watch now

A scene from 'Transformers 3'. (Paramount Pictures)

"Transformers 3", aka "Transformers: Dark of the Moon", the latest film in the hit alien robot action franchise starring Shia LaBeouf, was recently released.

The movie, which is directed by Michael Bay, also stars returning actors Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Ramón Rodríguez and John Turturro, as well as Peter Cullen, who voices Autobot leader Optimus Prime, and Hugo Weaving, who voices the villain Megatron.

Newcomers include "Grey's Anatomy" actor Patrick Dempsey, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong of the comedy movie "The Hangover" and Frances McDormand.

Megan Fox is not reprising her role as Mikaela Banes, a classmate of LaBeouf's human character, Sam. The actress had made unfavorable comments about Bay, causing a press firestorm. It was announced in June that British Victoria's Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is making her movie debut as Sam's new love interest.

"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" depicts a fictional account of what happens when it is revealed that a Apollo 11 moon landing mission in 1969 had found a wrecked alien robot spacecraft with no survivors during a secret mission on the dark side of the moon, confirming that mankind is not alone in the universe. "The movie is set for release on July 1, 2011.

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