Sophia Myles to Join Mark Wahlberg in Michael Bay's ‘Transformers 4' (Exclusive)

Paramount's big-budget sequel will feature rising stars Jack Reynor and Nicola Peltz

Director Michael Bay has tapped British actress Sophia Myles ("Underworld") for a major supporting role in Paramount's big-budget sequel "Transformers 4," TheWrap has learned.

Paramount had no comment.

Mark Wahlberg leads an all new cast that also includes rising stars Nicola Peltz ("Bates Motel") as his daughter and Jack Reynor ("What Richard Did") as her boyfriend. Kelsey Grammer was recently cast as the human antagonist of the film.

While the studio is keeping her role under wraps, an individual familiar with the script has told TheWrap that Myles will play a scientist. She recently attended the Los Angeles premiere of Bay's "Pain & Gain."

Ehren Kruger wrote the script for the big-budget blockbuster, which Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing with Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto and Don Murphy.

Myles starred opposite James Franco in the 2006 romance "Tristan + Isolde" and has also appeared in a pair of "Underworld" movies. Her other feature credits include "Art School Confidential" and "From Hell."

Myles is repped by the Gersh Agency and London-based United Agents.