American ‘Office’ star joins Bay’s Transformers sequel.

Rainn Wilson has been cast in Transformers 2.

The actor, who stars the US version of The Office and Diablo Cody’s Juno,, will play a teacher at lead character Sam Witwicky’s (Shia LaBeouf) university. Speaking about the part, Wilson joked that his role would be that of a “professor that turns into a car that turns into a robot”.

Wilson wouldn’t divulge any more details about his involvement, but noted that he hadn’t read a full script yet. Shooting on Transformers 2 is currently underway in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

The film will open in cinemas in June 2009.

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