Michael Bay casts UK’s ‘loneliest’ pup in Transformers 5

Turns out MichaelMichael Bay Bay isn’t just the director of flashy big-budget blockbusters like Pearl Harbor, Armageddon and Transformers, he’s apparently a savior to less than fortunate furry friends, as well. Who knew?!

Michael has cast a six-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier by the name of Freya in the upcoming fifth installment of the action franchise Transformers: The Last Knight.

But Freya isn’t just any dog, she’s famously dubbed “Britain’s Loneliest Dog” in Britain.

Born in Liverpool, the stray was taken in by an animal shelter at six months old and has spent the last six years of her life passing from shelter to shelter. The pup, who suffers from epilepsy, has been overlooked by over 18,000 potential owners, despite, according to the staff at Freshfields Animal Rescue, her “sweet and friendly” nature.

The director, who has two dogs of his own, caught wind of Freya’s story in the Daily Mirror, and decided to help the poor pooch out by giving her a role in his flick. He tweeted on Monday that Freya would not only be joining the cast, but that he would make sure to find her a home, too.

Transformers: The Last Knight, also starring Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, and Jerrod Carmichael, hits theaters on June 23, 2017.

Publicity stunt, genuine good deed or both? Tell us your thoughts below!

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  1. moviesteve • June 9, 2016 @ 9:11 AM

    Rags to riches – get it, Freya!

  2. Adrienne • June 9, 2016 @ 9:29 AM

    Very cute. Anyone who helps animals is an incredible person in my book.

  3. Mmmmmhm • June 9, 2016 @ 10:39 AM

    He’s still an asshole

  4. Andrea • June 9, 2016 @ 11:56 AM

    Is she going to take over Megan Fox’s role? She’s probably a better actress.

  5. Daryl • June 9, 2016 @ 3:28 PM

    Publicity stunt or not…anyone who is kind/attempting to help animals goes up a few notches in my book.

  6. Tristan Pillar • June 9, 2016 @ 10:56 PM

    another Transformers???

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