New 'Transformers' Will Open the Moscow International Film Festival

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The hotly anticipated 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon', the third installment in the successful 'Transformers' franchise, will open the 33rd Moscow International Film Festival on June 23rd. The film festival opening will take place at the Pushkinsky Cinema Theatre in Moscow, with director Michael Bay and the film's stars Shia LaBeouf, new leading lady Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Malkovich expected to attend.

This is the first time the Moscow International Film Festival is opened not just by an American blockbuster with a Hollywood cast, but by a world premiere of the film. The film will also premiere in 3D.

'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' revolves around a mysterious event from Earth's past that erupts into the present day. The event threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us. The much hyped blockbuster, also getting buzz because of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley replacing Megan Fox as Shia LaBeouf's love interest, opens on June 29 in 3D and IMAX 3D.