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Michael Bay and Paramount Pictures jointly announced today that Chinese entertainer Han Geng has been cast in "TRANSFORMERS 4." Among Asia's top stars, Han Geng has conquered the worlds of music, television and feature film to become one of the most influential entertainers in China.
He joins Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Sophia Myles, TJ Miller and Chinese actress Li Bingbing in the fourth installment in the hit series of movies based on the best-selling Hasbro toyline. Paramount Pictures will release the film on June 27th, 2014.
"Han Geng has been a sensation in China and we are happy to have him in our movie," said Michael Bay.
Making his debut in 2005 as a member of the hugely popular group Super Junior, Han Geng later turned to a solo career, releasing his first album "Geng Xin" in 2010, which went on to sell over a million copies. His most recent album "Hope in the Darkness" was released in 2012 and has earned Han Geng a number of hit singles.
Han Geng has appeared on both the big and small screen, with roles that have shown his range as an actor. In 2008, Han Geng appeared in CCTV's "Stage of Youth," a 12-episode drama that drew incredible ratings. Among his big screen roles, he had a cameo appearance in the 2010 feature film "The Founding Party," along with other A-list Chinese celebrities and later that year had his first starring role on the silver screen in the action movie "My Kingdom". The multi-hyphen entertainer has subsequently starred in the films "Beginning Of The Great Revival," and "The First President." His most recent starring role was in "So Young", a major box office hit in China, having earned more the $115 million (over 700 million yuan) since its release in May of 2013.
Han Geng has extraordinary popularity on the internet in China. When his albums or films are released his name and movies typically top the charts as the "most searched" and accumulate the most hits. "TRANSFORMERS 4" marks Han Geng's debut in an English language production.