Arterton to replace Fox in `Transformers 3`?

Los Angeles: Actress Gemma Arterton is reportedly tipped to replace Megan Fox in "Transformers" film franchise.

The actress has already entered talks with director Michael Bay about being the female lead in the next movie, a news website reported.

Fox has been dropped from the third instalment of `Transformers` after she publicly criticised director Michael Bay.

The star slammed the director in her interviews in 2009 saying he was a "nightmare to work for" and "hopelessly awkward".