Jason Statham to replace Shia LaBeouf in ‘Transformers’?

Jason Statham could be replacing the Transformers star Shia LaBeouf in the hit movie.

The movie series is expected to continue after the huge global box office success of the third film Dark Side of the Moon.

Showbiz Spy quotes a source as saying, “One of the stars being mentioned is Rosie [Huntington-Whiteley's] boyfriend Jason Statham.”

“It’s clear the franchise still has huge potential but with a new leading man capable of takingTransformers in a new, darker direction.

“Jason could be just the man to do that and his relationship with Rosie would be an added bonus in marketing the movie.”

Back in January, the Crank star claimed that he is happy to be an action star and would only consider a role outside of the genre if it was “interesting” enough.

Statham will next be seen in Killer Elite with Robert De Niro and Clive Owen.

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