Megan Fox to Play April O'Neil in Michael Bay-Produced 'Ninja Turtles'

Megan Fox

That splat between Megan Fox and Michael Bay? It's water under the bridge. The two will re-unite for Ninja Turtles, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Bay made it know that the two overcame their differences when he posted a simple message announcing Fox's casting in the forthcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot: "TMNT: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!"

While he didn't say which role Fox will be playing, THR believes she'll be playing April O'Neil, a news reporter who's on the side of the Turtles. Fox is the only actor officially attached to the movie thus far.

In this live-action reboot, the Turtles are extraterrestrial in origin, but other than that, they'll be the same old Turtles we know and love. Unlike previous live-action movies, the Turtles in the reboot will be motion-captured CGI creations.

The movie is in the casting stages and will probably go before the cameras this spring or summer for a May 16, 2014 release. Battle Los Angeles' Jonathan Liebesman is attached to direct, with Bay producing.

As for why Fox wants to work with Bay again, here's what she said back in 2009:

"You get addicted to those big action movies You get addicted to the Bay-hem. You step away from it, and you're relieved and you're relaxed and you do something that's quieter and you feel like you're really working on it and you're fleshing out and figuring things out. But then you sort of miss that abuse."


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