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Will Kelsey Grammer play the villain in 'Transformers 4'?

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(Read caption) Kelsey Grammer (r.) is rumored to be playing the villain in 'Transformers 4.'

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon used the real-life historical moment of the Apollo 11 moon landing to tie it into the events surrounding the Cybertronian aliens making their way to Earth. In next summer’s Transformers 4, Michael Bay intends to continue the story in a world where now the world knows of the Autobots and Decepticons.

The new cast taking over the series includes Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor and Nicola Peltz as its three leads along with Stanley Tucci in an unspecified role. We can now add Kelsey Grammer to the list.

Deadline has the scoop which indicates that Grammer, most well-known for his long-time role as Frasier Crane in Cheers and his own self-titled series Frasier, will be playing the human antagonist of Transformers 4. His character’s name is Harold Attinger and he’s described as a “counter-intelligence” agent.

Transformers 4 takes place four years after the events that shocked the world in Dark of the Moon. There’s no hiding the existence of sentient life on other planets or the fact that Transformers are present on Earth. The film is not a reboot as it continues from where the trilogy left off, but it does feature a new cast along with new designs for all of the robots. Bay:

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