Whedonverse alumni Alan Tudyk (Serenity) joined the cast of Transformers 3 back in May, since then the details of his role have been kept under wraps.

In an interview with From Hollywood With Love, however, Tudyk explained that he is set to play a Sector Seven Agent:

I’m a fellow agent of [Agent Simmon’s], that is sort of his assistant and weapons expert, computer hacker, cyber sleuth.

Tudyk, who was being interviewed regarding his Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, was also eager to discuss his upcoming drama, Beautiful Boy:

I have a new movie called Beautiful Boy that is going to be in Toronto Film Festival in September with Maria Bello and Michael Sheen. I’m interested to see that because it is very different from Tucker and Dale…It’s a quiet drama…It’s really harrowing in places.

Beautiful Boy follows Bill (Sheen) and wife Kate (Bello), a couple that must cope with their son’s college massacre and proceeding suicide. Tudyk plays Bello’s brother, with whom the couple come to stay.

Transformers 3 is currently being filmed in Chicago, Michael Bay’s latest noise scheduled for a July 1, 2011 US release.