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'Transformers 4' to be filmed in metro Detroit this spring

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Autobots and Decepticons are returning the metro Detroit. The Michigan Film Office confirmed Wednesday that Transformers 4 is expected to film this spring in southeast Michigan after it was approved for a film incentive from the state.

"It speaks volumes about all Michigan has to offer that Transformers is returning once again to our state," said Margaret O'Riley, director of the Michigan Film Office. "This project will shine another bright spotlight on Michigan and provide tremendous opportunities for our cast, crew and support services.

The film was awarded an incentive of $20 million on $81.9 million of projected in-state expenditures. Officials expect 368 Michigan workers to be hired during the filming.

Transformers 4 is the third film in the series to use Detroit as a backdrop. The first Transformers, released in 2007, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon, released in 2011, also filmed in metro Detroit.

Director Michael Bay said last month he has lined up Mark Wahlberg for a role in the film, along with Jack Reynor as the young male lead.

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