Michael Bay Casts "Britain's Loneliest Dog" in Next 'Transformers' Film
Freya, a six-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, has spent almost her entire life living in rescue centers.
Michael Bay has added a four-legged castmember to Transformers: The Last Knight.
Freya, an epileptic six-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, was last month dubbed "Britain's loneliest dog" by British paper The Mirror after spending almost all her life living in a rescue center in Liverpool and overlooked by a reported 18,000 potential owners after being picked up as a six-month-old stray.
But the wait, it seems, may have been worthwhile, with Bay revealing on Twitter that she would star in the fifth Transformers installment, set to start shooting in the U.K. this summer. The director also said he'd find the dog a home and, should this prove impossible, bring her home to live with his two bullmastiffs, Bonecrusher and Grace.
"We are thrilled at the opportunity of a movie deal for Freya and at such interest and support from a major film director who is also a dedicated animal advocate," said a spokesperson for the Freshfields Animal Rescue Center, which launched a Facebook page and even took Freya on TV in an attempt to find her a loving home. "We look forward to showing the world what a wonderful and special dog Freya is. Watch this space for further details!"
See Bay's tweets below:
Found this in the news last week in the UK. We gave the Loneliest Dog, a role in Transformers. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/u4NIBRmvPH— Michael Bay (@michaelbay) June 2, 2016
Freya, has epilepsy and has been in a shelter her whole 6 year life.We are also going to find her a home. (2/3) pic.twitter.com/JVLXnvRTU8— Michael Bay (@michaelbay) June 2, 2016