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Taylor Lautner teams with Gus Van Sant for new indie film

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Taylor Lautner and Gus Van Sant (Milk, Good Will Hunting) are teaming up for an independent film. The details of the film have not yet been revealed, but the story is based on a The New Yorker article that Taylor and his production company have optioned for film. A wirter has not yet been announced, but Lautner and Van Sant were seen having dinner with Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk).

Get ready for Taylor Lautner, independent film star.

The Twilight actor, fresh from the disappointing performance of September’s action thriller Abduction, is about to move into arthouse territory. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Lautner is finalizing a deal to team with auteur director Gus Van Sant (Milk, Drugstore Cowboy) on a small-budget film based on a nonfiction article in The New Yorker magazine that Lautner has optioned.

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The new project would almost certainly take Lautner’s career in a new direction. He is said to be determined to work only with top directors and writers from now on as he strives to define himself as an actor.

Lautner also will produce the project via Quick Six, the production shingle he runs with father Dan Lautner.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DYGUS2JE7L5D2AIXS6NTIAV36E Orynthea

    omg i cant wait although its not even filmed yet but i still cant wait

  • Awilson

    TAYLOR WAS NOT A DISAPPOINTMENT IN ABDUCTION AT ALL!!!  WE LOVE HIM AS JACOB BLACK AND THE CHARACTER NATHAN WAS NOT JACOB. NATHAN WAS A BADASS AND A VERY WEALTHY POPULAR KID.  JACOB BLACK IS A CHARACTER WE HAVE GROWN TO LOVE OVER THE  LAST FEW YEARS, SO DON'T JUDGE TAYLOR BY ONE ROLE!! HE IS AN ASTOUNDING ACTOR AND NEEDS GOOD ROLES TO PLAY WITH A BIT OF THE JACOB WE LOVE THROWN IN THE MIX. 
    I AM A FAN OF TWILIGHT, BUT I AM A TRUE FAN OF TAYLOR LAUTNER!!!!
    I WILL WATCH AND PURCHASE AND THING HE PUTS OUT, ANGELA WILSON

  • amosann

    I am a grandma and I enjoyed Abduction. I think Lautner is a good actor who has potential to grow. I also think he will make a great action hero. People need to be patient with his role choices. I hope his fans will remain faithful.

  • Knightdreams

    I agree with most here. abduction was awesome and taylor kicked ass in it. the plot was intense. loved it

  • Alison

    Taylor you are so beautiful,I love you so much  I could die

  • Farhenn

    who said that Taylor was dissapointin' in abduction???
    he was awsome and the movie was too… :)

  • small_world

    His performance was perfectly fine, the script was the problem in Abduction. They shouldn't have put only Taylor's face on the posters so he wouldn't get all the bashing now for something he hardly had a say in.

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