Megan Fox will star in Paramount's "Ninja Turtles," a reboot of the iconic comic book and TV series, producer Michael Bay said on his personal blog Thursday. Just two years ago, Bay fired Fox from "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" after Fox compared the director's on-set persona to Hitler.
Fox will play April O'Neil, the human friend of the Ninja Turtles, and the casting of Fox signals progress for a delayed production. Paramount and Bay postponed the start of production last year because they didn't feel the script was ready. Having cast Fox, the project now needs a male lead.
Jonathan Liebsman is directing the film, a live-action take on the anthropomorphic turtles.
Bay is producing under his Platinum Dunes banner. The Turtles, which began in a comic, have been the subject of TV series and movies, both live-action and animated.