Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena and director Travis Knight all attended a screening of their new Paramount Pictures film Bumblebee Monday in Berlin.

Bumblebee is the sixth installment in the Transformers movie franchise, based on the popular Hasbro children’s toys and 1980s cartoon series. It is also a prequel to 2007’s Transformers, the first film in the series. The previous installment in the franchise, The Last Knight, was released in 2017 and was panned by critics. Shia LaBeouf starred in the first three movies before being replaced by Mark Wahlberg for the fourth and fifth installments.

The new movie centers on an 18-year-old California girl named Charlie Watson, played by Oscar nominee Steinfeld, who in 1987 discovers that the old yellow Volkswagen she buys is actually Bumblebee, a robot who is part of the Autobots. Cena plays a character named Agent Burns in the film.


Steinfeld clearly seemed excited to promote her new film, given this tweet:

Knight, the director of Bumblebee, previously helmed the 2016 animated film Kubo and the Two Strings — his directorial debut — and has also produced other animated movies like The Boxtrolls (2014), ParaNorman (2012) and Coraline (2009).

Bumblebee also stars John Ortiz and Pamela Adlon, and features voice work from Justin Theroux, Dylan O’Brien, Angela Bassett and Peter Cullen. The film will be released nationwide on Dec. 21.

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