Taylor Lautner to Star in Gus Van Sant Film Based on a New Yorker Article

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Taylor Lautner enter caption here at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on September 15, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Photo: Jeff Kravitz/2011 Jeff Kravitz

Following his critically panned performance in Abduction, Twilight star Taylor Lautner will join director Gus Van Sant on an independent film based on a nonfiction article in The New Yorker. The teen idol has not been short on opportunities. He won't have to work hard on this one to best Abduction's 4 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. [THR]

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