Extras needed for 'Transformers 5' filming in Detroit

- The Transformers are returning to Detroit this summer. The next movie in the Transformers franchise is being filmed partly in Detroit -- and the crew is looking for some local flare.

They have an open casting call for extras. Maryellen Aviano joined us in studio to tell us more about the casting call. You can watch the interview in the video player above, or get the details below.

She says those who are interested should email transformers5extras@gmail.com. Things to include in the email are a recent photograph of yourself and your stats (height, contact info, schedule, etc.) She said most extras will be for those 18 and older, but there may be some spots available for 16-18 year olds.

The crew is fresh off filming in the Arizona desert, and will be in Detroit for the next eight weeks. That's the longest they'll be filming at any location for the movie.

"We're trying to hire as many local people in every capacity that we can," Aviano said. "[Director] Michael Bay loves Detroit and loves the iconic landmarks and the architecture."

She said Mark Wahlberg and Josh Duhmel are back for the film, as well as Anthony Hopkins.

"It's just going to be a really great time while we're here," she said.

The fifth installment in the franchise is reportedly titled "Transformers: The Last Knight." IMDB says it's due out in June of 2017. 

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