Taylor Lautner (“Jacob Black” in the Twilight series films) has been chosen as one of Hollywood’s new “A-List” stars by The Hollywood Reporter, per Access Hollywood.
Joining the likes of Chris Pine, Bradley Cooper, Chris Hemsworth, Ryan Reynolds, Jeremy Renner, Shia LaBeouf, Taylor Kitsch, and Sam Worthington, Lautner is said to be one of the few “best poised to become a blockbuster star.”
THR quotes a studio producer to state, “We need these kids desperately . . . And there happens to be a crop of five or six of them that are actually filling the role . . . To have just a bit more power to say yes and no is very appealing and intoxicating . . . I look at Clooney or Matt Damon. Hopefully, being in movies that are more commercially minded allows you to pick stuff that maybe won’t appeal to everybody but for whatever reason satisfies something in your soul that you need to say.”
After filming The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Lautner got his first leading role as “Nathan” in Abduction, and he’s been attached to a wealth of other pictures including Cancun and Stretch Armstrong.
Lautner’s always been a very enthusiastic member of the Twilight Saga’s cast, so it’s lovely to see him garner this sort of recognition by THR.
SOURCE: Twilight Examiner
(Well, duh! It was only a matter of time!)