Transformers 4 Adds Underworld's Sophia Myles

British actress Sophia Myles already has some experience in four-part action franchises, having previously starred in two of the vampire vs. werewolves series Underworld, and now she's ready to add another very popular series to her resume. The Wrap reports that she is the latest actor to sign on for Michael Bay's Transformers 4.

Because the film's plot is being kept so hush-hush it's hard to tell how her character will fit into the movie, but sources say that Myles is playing a scientist and that it's a "major supporting role." She joins a slowly expanding cast that already includes Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Nicola Peltz, and Jack Raynor. Last week it was revealed that Kelsey Grammer will be portraying the film's main human villain.

Bay just released his much smaller effort into theaters, the pitch black crime comedy Pain & Gain, but is clearly not wasting any time getting started on his next project. The film is currently in pre-production, but is getting ready to have cameras rolling in July in preparation for a June 27, 2014 release date.

Myles, who may also be recognizable to Doctor Who fans for playing Madame De Pompadour in the 2006 episode "The Girl In The Fireplace," has actually been absent from both the big and small screens for the last few years, her last performance coming in the ninth season of the British series MI-5 - which aired back in 2010. She has been doing some more film work and recently finished production on the horror/thriller Gallows Hill, which co-stars Twilight's Peter Facinelli. The project does not seem to currently have a release date,

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