British actress Sophia Myles has signed on to star in Paramount Pictures' highly-anticipated sequel Transformers 4 for director Michael Bay.

While Paramount would not comment on the casting, insiders claim the actress will play a scientist. She joins a cast that already includes Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, and Kelsey Grammer.

Michael Bay is directing from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger, with Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto, and Don Murphy producing. Shooting is scheduled to begin this summer in Chicago, Detroit, and China.

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Sophia Myles is best known for playing Erika in Underworld and Underworld: Evolution. She will next be seen in Gallows Hill, which is currently in post-production.