Actress boards sequel; plot details emerge.

It has been confirmed, via Michael Bay’s official Twitter, that Nicola Peltz (‘Bates Motel,’ ‘The Last Airbender,’ ‘Harold’) has landed the female lead in Bay’s fourth outing of the ‘Transformers’ franchise, joining Mark Wahlberg and rising Irish star Jack Reynor (‘What Richard Did’).

In addition to the news of the young actress’ casting, an early synopsis for the film has turned up online, via a press release from the Michigan Film Office announcing that the film is set to shoot in the city.

“As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon,’ Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control – all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his crosshairs. The epic adventure and battle between good and evil, freedom and enslavement ensues.”

Bay will get the cameras rolling this spring for release in June 2014.