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SAG-AFTRA Is Telling Actors Not to Work on Michael Bay's Pandemic Movie 'Songbird'

SAG-AFTRA, the union that represents actors, has issued a “do not work” order for the upcoming pandemic thriller Songbird, which is being produced by Michael Bay.

The movie is set “two years in a future in which the pandemic has not gone away as the virus continues to mutate,” according to Variety.

The film was planning on being made in the middle of the pandemic, but SAG-AFTRA is telling actors not to work on the film. If any member of the union does accept a job on the project, they could be disciplined. The reason for the “do not work” order is reportedly because the production company did not complete a signatory process with the union.

“As such, SAG-AFTRA members are hereby instructed to withhold any acting services or perform any covered work for this production until further notice from the union,” the union said in a statement. “Please note, accepting employment or rendering services on Songbird; may be considered a violation of Global Rule One. Violating this order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.”

Find out which top TV creator is planning a pandemic project right now too.

UPDATE: SAG-AFTRA released this statement on Friday night (July 3), “SAG-AFTRA has rescinded its Do Not Work order for the feature film Songbird and members are free to work on this production effective immediately.”

Megan Fox Once Talked About Being Sexualized by Michael Bay at 15 & The Quotes Are Going Viral Now

One of Megan Fox‘s old interviews is going viral and people are calling out both director Michael Bay and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

Back in 2009, Megan appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and talked about being an extra in Bad Boys II, which was directed by Bay. Years later, they worked together on the Transformers film franchise.

“I had just turned 15 and I was an extra in Bad Boys II,” Megan said. “They were shooting this club scene and they brought me in and I was wearing a stars and stripes bikini and a red cowboy hat and, like, six-inch heels. He approved it and they said, ‘Michael, she’s 15 so you can’t sit her at the bar and she can’t have a drink in her hand.’ So his solution to that problem was to then have me dancing underneath a waterfall getting soaking wet.”

“Perfectly wholesome,” Jimmy replied while the audience laughed.

“At 15, I was in 10th grade. That’s kind of a microcosm of how Bay’s mind works,” Megan replied. Jimmy then said, “Yeah, well that’s really a microcosm of how all our minds work.”

He then added, “Some of us have the decency to repress those thoughts and pretend that they don’t exist.”

A lot of people are calling out Jimmy for his inappropriate reaction to Megan‘s comments and they’re calling out Michael for sexualizing a 15-year-old.

Here’s why Megan credits the Transformers franchise to be part of a “low-point” in her career.

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Michael Bay To Produce Movie About Pandemic That Will Film During The Pandemic

Michael Bay has added his producing power to a new movie, called Songbird, that will somehow be filmed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Deadline reports that the film, which is set to start filming in the next five weeks, will actually be about a coronavirus-like pandemic as well.

Songbird is described as a found footage thriller film, and is “set two years in the future, and the pandemic has not gone away, as the virus has continued to mutate amid ongoing waves of lockdown periods.”

There are no supernatural elements, but there is the paranoia and conspiracy that adds to the genre.

The movie will be directed by Adam Mason, and the filmmakers are actually providing remote training for the actors.

Some of Hollywood’s guilds have signed off on the production, all while they’re still putting in safety protocols of their own.

On top of this movie, Jenji Kohan is also developing a quarantine film for Netflix and two of Tyler Perry‘s television shows are also set to resume filming as well.

Ryan Reynolds Meets K-Pop's EXO at '6 Underground' Premiere!

Ryan Reynolds meets up with members of the K-pop superstar band EXO at the world premiere of his new Netflix movie 6 Underground at Dongdaemun Design Plaza on Monday (December 2) in Seoul, South Korea.

Also in attendance at the premiere, and the press conference earlier in the day, were Ryan’s co-stars Adria Arjona and Melanie Laurent, along with director Michael Bay.

6 Underground is set to be released on December 13 on the streaming service. Ryan was asked by Empire to describe the film, and he said, “This is certainly an old-school Michael Bay spectacle film – it’s just action upon action upon more action.”

FYI: Ryan is wearing Ralph Lauren Purple Label at the premiere. Melanie is wearing Dolce&Gabbana.

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Michael Bay Will Direct Action Movie 'Black 5'!

Get ready for a new action spectacular from Michael Bay!

The 54-year-old Armageddon director will direct the upcoming film Black 5, according to Variety on Tuesday (August 27).

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The movie is described as “an original idea Bay came up with,” and Sony is reportedly in talks to finance and distribute the film. There are no further plot details at this time, although it is “also being developed as a video game.”

The Ehren Kruger-penned movie is expected to come out first before the game.

Michael Bay is also directing a movie called Six Underground starring Ryan Reynolds. See pictures from the set!

Hailee Steinfeld & John Cena Attend Hollywood Premiere of 'Bumblee'

Hailee Steinfeld hits the black carpet at the premiere of her new movie Bumblebee held at TCL Chinese Theatre on Sunday (December 9) in Hollywood.

The 21-year-old actress was joined by her co-stars John Cena, Megyn Price, John Ortiz, Gracie Dzienny, Jorge Lendeborg Jr, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon, and producer Michael Bay.

Also in attendance were transformer voice actors Angela Bassett, Justin Theroux, Dylan O’Brien, and Peter Cullen.

Bumblebee hits theaters on December 21st, just in time before Christmas!

FYI: Angela is wearing an Alberta Ferretti dress, an Emm Kuo clutch, and Hearts on Fire jewelry. Hailee is wearing a Balmain dress, Alexander Vauthier shoes, and Repossi jewelry. Gracie is wearing Anabela Chan earrings and Kallati rings.

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Ryan Reynolds Films an Expensive Car Chase Scene for 'Six Underground' in Italy!

Ryan Reynolds is on the move!

The 41-year-old actor was seen filming the upcoming Michael Bay-directed Six Underground on Tuesday (September 18) in Florence, Italy.

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This is the first time Ryan and Michael will work with Netflix on an upcoming production.

Ryan was seen zipping through a busy plaza in a lime green Alfa Romeo Guilia with tires screeching and people jumping out of the way. The film has a reported budget of $150 million, which will make it the most expensive Netflix original movie ever!

Plot details are still under wraps, but it all looks very exciting so far!

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