Transformers 4 Adds Kelsey Grammer As The Main Human Villain

The last time Kelsey Grammer starred in a big summer action blockbuster he was very much on the heroic side, playing the fuzzy, blue, brilliant Beast in Brett Ratner's X-Men: The Last Stand. Now he's ready to give the season another shot, only this time he'll be playing for the other team.

Deadline reports that the former Frasier star has been cast as the main human villain in Michael Bay's upcoming Transformers 4. The star, who won a Golden Globe for his performance on the series Boss in 2012, joins a cast that also includes Mark Wahlberg and, as recently revealed at CinemaCon, Stanley Tucci. The site says that Grammer will be playing a character named "Harold Attinger, a counter intelligence guy." How he will fit into the plot is currently unknown, mostly because we don't really know anything about the plot yet - including who the robot bad guy will be.

Ehren Kruger, who received writing credits on both Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Transformers: Dark of the Moon, penned the script for the new sequel. Cameras are going to start rolling this July in preparation for the film's scheduled release date on June 27, 2014.

Grammer hasn't actually appeared in a film since 2011's Sarah Jessica Parker flop I Don't Know How She Does It. While Boss was cancelled by Starz last fall, he has been making his way back to the big screen and has completed production on

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