Paramount will cast four roles in Transformers 4 through a Chinese reality TV show called Transformers 4 Chinese Actor Talent Search.

Former head of the Academy of Motion Pictures, Sid Ganis, and producer Lorenzo DiBonaventura will judge the reality competition and pick the lucky contestants that will feature in Michael Bay's action franchise.

The competition was launched at a press conference in Beijing yesterday and the winners will consists of two professional actors and two non-professional, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Speaking about the show producers said: '' [It will] give actors and fans of the Transformers franchise the opportunity to be appearing in a major motion picture, and it will provide the world audience yet another glimpse of the Chinese people, the Chinese culture and China itself.''

DiBonaventura added: ''[My team] are looking forward to becoming more and more part of the Chinese audience's experience by bringing the Chinese culture, Chinese traditions and Chinese talent into the movie''.

Transformers 4 will be partly shot in China and is set for release in June 2014.