Nikki Finke reports that Taylor Lautner has been cast in the title role of Paramount's four-part action franchise Max Steel. But she's not surprised one bit, of course:
"The Summit Entertainment folks predicted to me a year ago that he'd end up in demand for this kind of role after he bulked up for New Moon."
One wonders other angle the Summit Entertainment folks might have taken in their prediction to an entertainment gossip reporter a year ago: that Taylor's career would be in the toilet after New Moon? But good for Taylor! All that work paid off!
Exclusive: Taylor Lautner to be Paramounts Next Big Action Star [Deadline Hollywood]