Transformers: Age of Extinction star Jack Reynor will be coming home to Ireland for his next movie role in The Secret Scripture.

The 22-year-old Wicklow native is set to join the cast of the movie, alongside The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara, in the big-screen version of Sebastian Barry’s best-selling book.

Vanessa Redgrave and Jeremy Irons are also tipped to star in the flick which will be entirely shot in Ireland with an Irish production team.

The movie centres on Roseanne, who doesn’t know her exact age, as she tells her harrowing journey in asylums in Ireland over six decades.

An insider told the Herald that his involvement will ensure he isn’t just stuck in action roles forever, and he can “show his versatility and range”.

The Secret Scripture will begin shooting in September.