November 2nd, 2011
05:52 PM ET
Taylor Lautner's name may be synonymous with "Twilight" for now, but the teen star is broadening his horizons. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Taylor’s snagged a role in an upcoming Gus Van Sant film.
Sources tell the Hollywood Reporter that Lautner is finalizing a deal with director Van Sant ("Good Will Hunting," "Milk") to make a low-budget film. And it gets better: The indie movie is based on a nonfiction article published in The New Yorker that 19-year-old Taylor optioned.
The arthouse attempt could take Taylor’s career in a totally different direction. Famous for flicks like “Twilight” and the poorly received “Abduction,” Lautner is attached to upcoming projects like Fox sci-fi movie “Incarceron” and Universal’s toy-based “Stretch Armstrong.”
Speaking of “Twilight,” catch Taylor in “Breaking Dawn - Part 1,” which hits theaters November 18.
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