I hope someone in Vegas is laying odds on the future of Taylor Lautner‘s career. He escaped being fired after the first Twilight film, became one of the main draws of the second and third movies, and has seen a lot of ink devoted to deals made in his name for mainstream movies outside of the Twilight franchise.

But none of those movies have opened yet, so we don’t know if young Mr. Lautner can carry a film on his own. So every time I read an article like Deadline’s latest, which talks up his attachment to Incarceron and another new ‘international spy thriller’ set up at New Regency, I’m inclined to agree with the people who say the actor just has the best PR team on earth.

But back to Incarceron. Deadline says that Blake Lively, Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Watson are the frontrunners to join the actor in that adaptation of Catherine Fisher‘s novel about a futuristic prison world. Read More »

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It’s been quiet in the Taylor Lautner camp for the past couple months. That’s because he’s been busy, first shooting the thriller Abduction with director John Singleton, and now shooting the first of two parts of the final Twilight film, Breaking Dawn.

But with Twilight‘s end approaching, he’s in a position to continue lining up projects. One is an adaptation of Catherine Fisher‘s novel Incarceron, set in a massive futuristic prison. Read More »

Over the weekend, producer Bryan Singer was questioned at a church event about recent X-Men: First Class casting rumors and Wolverine 2. Also, a new unconfirmed report regarding what role Kevin Bacon might play in the upcoming X-Men prequel hit the web. We cover all this and more, after the jump.

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Not even a day after word came out on the talented-but-unknown Andrew Garfield making minuscule earnings for the Spider-Man reboot, there’s a report of less-talented-but-better-known stars scoring a huge payday. This might not be so frustrating to read if the stars in question didn’t happen to be, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, the leads of the Twilight series.

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Heroes Actress Elisabeth Röhm Joins Abduction

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Elisabeth Röhm has joined the cast of John Singleton‘s Bourne-styled teen action film Abduction. The film stars The Twilight Saga: New Moon star Taylor Lautner as a teenager named Nathan “who has long felt disconnected from his parents, and figures out why. That unleashes a chain of violent events.”

After discovering his own baby picture on a missing persons website, he realizes a deep dark secret — his parents kidnapped him as a child and raised him as their own. This realization unlocks a huge conspiracy, and Nathan and his girlfriend must go on the run. I’ve heard it’s Bourne meets Hitchcock for the Twilight Disturbia crowd.

Ricky Business reports that Röhm will play Lautner character’s biological mother, a role in which Emily Mortimer had previously been cast.

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I know you’ve all been on pins and needles waiting for this news, so rest easy: Summit has confirmed via press release that its adaptation of Breaking Dawn, the final Twilight novel, will be broken into two films so as to maximize profit from the soon to be completed series. Contract negotiations were the reason that it has taken so long between rumor and announcement. Bill Condon directs both films, which could lend them an air of respectability. Just an air, mind you.

All I want to know now is: which of the two films will have the craziest vampire super baby scenes?

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Taylor Lautner‘s action film Abduction, to be directed by John Singleton, just got an extra dose of class. Sigourney Weaver is joining the cast as “a psychiatrist to Lautner’s character, who discovers his own baby picture on a missing persons website.” Also in the supporting cast are Lily Collins and Alfred Molina. [Variety]

After the break, Ashley Judd is back, and HBO’s movie blogger drama gets yet another cast member. Read More »

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Last week, MTV released a new television promo for the upcoming 2010 Movie Awards featuring Tom Cruise not only reprising his role as Joel Goodsen from Risky Business, but also donning the fat suit to reprise his much talked about role as studio executive Les Grossman from Tropic Thunder. Now Grossman has returned for another couple television spots where he advises Twilight series stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Watch the videos now, embedded after the jump.

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