‘Transformers’ opens Moscow Film Fest with Linkin Park

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For the first time, a Hollywood film, Michael Bay's Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon in 3D will open the 33rd Moscow International Film Festival.

The Russian festival will feature the third installment of the trilogy as a world premiere scheduled for June 23.

Starring Shia LaBeouf ( Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson returning, model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey ( Valentine's Day) and John Malkovich ( Reds), as well as Morgan Freeman and John Malkovich. Hugo Weaving and Leonard Nimoy also lend their voices.

This final film in the trilogy finds the Autobots in a battle with Decepticons when a Cybertronian spacecraft is uncovered on the moon.

The sci-fi adventure will release around the world June 29-July 1, with Japan following on July 29.
Following the premiere, Linkin Park will play a special free outdoor concert at Vasilyevsky Spusk in Red Square, while on a European tour.

The band is likely to perform the two songs, including "Iridescent" (the end title song of Transformers. Tickets will be available from June 1 to 21 at www.energyfm.ru or www.linkinpark.com.

In addition to films in competition, the Moscow festival will present a Werner Herzog retrospective and a tribute to the influential American director, Sam Peckinpah with Kathryn Bigelow, Michael Mann, Takeshi Kitano and Park Chan-wook.