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Daimler trucks get screen time in new Transformers movie

Jason Cannon July 11, 2013
A 2014 Freightliner Argosy cab-over will get some screen time in the upcoming Transformers movie.
A 2014 Freightliner Argosy cab-over will get some screen time in the upcoming Transformers movie.

Western Star may have been tapped for the lead in the upcoming Transformers 4 movie, but a Freightliner model made at Daimler’s Cleveland, N.C. plant figures to get plenty of screen time.

Our sister site, CCJ, reported last month action filmaker Michael Bay has tabbed a Western Star tractor to serve as Autobot hero Opitmus Prime’s secret identity.

However, a 2014 Freightliner Argosy cab-over – modified from the Argosy the Freightliner plant produces for international markets — will join the franchise in an as-of-now undisclosed role.

The Autobots aren't the only things transforming in the upcoming Transformers release. Western Star takes over the lead role of Optimus Prime.
The Autobots aren’t the only things transforming in the upcoming Transformers release. Western Star takes over the lead role of Optimus Prime.

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