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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 c

Director Steven Caple Jr. recalls how the Transformers franchise influenced his life!

  The highly successful Transformers franchise aims to build upon its existing legacy with its upcoming release, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. While director Steven Caple Jr. already has grand plans for the future, he opens up about how the franchise has influenced him.  Caple recalls how much he loved the original “Beast Wars: Transformers” animated series as a child. The show premiered when he was 8 years old, and after watching each episode, he and his friends would meet up after school and try to wrap their heads around how different it was from other cartoons at the time.  He says, “I remember thinking how weird it was, because they were trying something new with the animation, and Optimus Prime wasn’t in it. But as it went on, the storyline got really good. It had a lot of heart, and a bunch of twists and turns, so I stuck around for all three seasons.” Returning with the action and spectacle that’s captured moviegoers around the world, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will t