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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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.
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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