Kelsey Grammer is set to tap into his evil side to play the villain in the next installment of the Transformers franchise.

The former Cheers star will do battle with the movies' Autobots as counter-intelligence officer Harold Attinger in director Michael Bay's fourth Transformers film, according to

Production on the highly anticipated blockbuster, which will also star Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci and Irish newcomer Jack Reynor, is scheduled to begin in July (13).