Megan Fox has quit the Transformers film franchise
The 24-year-old actress played Shia LaBeouf`s love interest in the first two movies, Transformers, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. She had signed on to appear in the third instalment of the action series, but has now pulled out.
Her representative has confirmed Meganquit the series, but says she did not leave on bad terms.
"Megan Fox will not be starring in Transformers 3," a statement said. "It was her decision not to return. She wishes the franchise the best."
Variety had reported that the franchise`s director Michael Bay was planning to cast another actress in the third film to move the story "in a different direction", prompting speculation Megan`s contract wouldn-t be renewed.
Megan has made a series of disparaging remarks about Bay and the films, engaging in a public feud with the director. He later said he had forgiven her for her comments because she was so young and looked forward to working with her on the third film in the series.
Transformers 3 will go into production in locations across the US next month. It is expected to be released in early 2011.
It is not known who will replace Megan in the movie.