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Taylor Lautner Getting Serious by Joining Gus Van Sant's New Indie

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November 2, 2011
Source: THR

Taylor Lautner

From his work in The Twilight Saga to his turn as a new action star in Abduction, the acting of Taylor Lautner has left something to be desired as he struggles to walk and talk at the same time. However, you have to give the kid credit for making the effort to get a little more serious in his dramatic skills as THR has word that Lautner is finalizing a deal to star in and produce a small budget indie from Good Will Hunting and Milk director Gus Van Sant. Though details on the film slated to shoot early next year are scarce, it is said to be based on an unknown non-fiction article in The New Yorker which Lautner optioned himself.

Apparently some sort of official announcement is expected later this week, including who will be penning the script. The fact that Lautner is producing through his own Quick Six production banner also shows the actor's strong desire to become more than a pretty face and a shirtless body in this industry, but he has a lot of work to do in the acting department if he wants to be taken seriously. Van Sant and an indie project is certainly the right way to go about doing that, but after seeing Lautner put on some decent comedic chops in Valentine's Day and that Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout short from Funny or Die, maybe he needs to go the comedic route again sooner than later. It seemed to have worked better for Channing Tatum when he starred in The Dilemma. What do you think?

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  • Gus needs new young boys to look at. This won't do anything for Lautner's lack of credibility as an actor. 
    • Jules
      Was that suppose to be a gay jab?  How original.  Why don't you let the boy make the movie and THEN you can criticize the hell out of it, okay?
  • Buzzfunk
    To call this hack a "new action star" is just wrong. He'.s not and never will. No acting skills and just too pretty. Where are the real movie stars??? come on
    • Jules
      Oh, give me a break.........there are hundreds of working female actresses that are nice to look at, but couldn't act their way out of a paper bag.  Yet a pretty male comes along, and he's bashed from all sides.  Yeah, his acting sucks now, but he's young and could still come into his own....give the kid a break, already.  FYI, most action stars suck mud in the acting department.

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