Here is why Anthony Ramos was cast in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts


There’s something about Anthony Ramos that cannot be ignored. A star on screen — known for his work in In the Heights and A Star Is Born — the Grammy winner and Golden Globe and Emmy nominee has won over many hearts with his portrayals on-screen. And now, with Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, he’s ready to show people a new side. 

“We wanted a new face who could authentically represent Brooklyn, and Anthony was the first one we seized on. We instantly saw how winning he was, and that’s what we needed for this movie.”, recalls producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. 

While looking for the perfect Noah, a former Army private struggling to support his mother and his ailing younger brother, the filmmakers knew they needed an actor charismatic enough to stand toe-to-steel-toe with his towering Autobot and Maximal co-stars. After getting an advance look at the award-winning 2021 musical In the Heights, the clear choice was Anthony Ramos! The real-life similarities between Ramos and Noah helped cement the decision. Like Noah, Ramos was born in Brooklyn and grew up in the ’90s. 

“They actually share a lot of traits in common. Anthony knows what 1994 in New York was like, so he brought a real authenticity to the part, including his voice, his swagger, and the way he carries himself. He fully inhabits this character because a lot of Noah’s life is reminiscent of his own childhood. Some of that was already present in the script, but once we signed him, we added even more to it.”, producer Mark Vahradian adds. 

Returning with the action and spectacle that’s captured moviegoers around the world, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a ‘90s globetrotting adventure with the Autobots and introduce a whole new faction of Transformers – the Maximals – joining them as allies in the epic battle for earth. Directed by Steven Caple Jr. and starring Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback, the film arrives in theatres June 9, 2023, in English, Hindi, Tamil & Telugu in 2D, 3D, 4D and IMAX.

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