Taylor Lautner joins Julia Roberts and Ashton Kutcher in romantic comedy Valentine's Day


Taylor Lautner may be coming out of the dusky twilight to work in several different films of various genres. This would prevent him from being typecast as just a teen sensation and allow him to branch out into more challenging roles.

The NY Post says that director, Garry Marshall has no less than three projects on the table right now and he may want Lautner for at least one of them, maybe more.

His first film would be “Valentine’s Day” a romantic comedy with an ensemble cast of major stars. This formula is reminiscent of the large ensemble cast in “He’s Just Not That Into You” with many subplots going on simultaneously as the characters intertwine in each others lives somehow. Seems complicated, but it works. So far, it is rumored that Valentine’s Day will star Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Bradley




Cooper, Jennifer Garner and Ashton Kutcher. This could be a great film for Lautner as the pressure of carrying the film would not be all on his shoulders and the weight of the film’s success would be shared among the entire cast.
Again, it would separate him from his Jacob character in the Twilight film series and open doors for a more eclectic range of work. The Post was quoted as saying “Taylor is in talks to play Anne’s mail room assistant boyfriend since she’s the most age-appropriate on-screen lovah”. (sic)

The New York Times reported that because last year’s valentine’s day release “He’s Just Not That Into You” which was a groundbreaking multi-plotted, large cast, romantic comedy that grossed an estimated $94 million for New Line Cinema/Warner Brothers, the film industry is quick to follow the leader on a similar formula for proven success.
Usually, the entertainment business is known to take their time developing anything creative or groundbreaking that has not been proven to work, but this time they are jumping to get Valentine’s Day in production as it is a similar genre and could be released on Valentine’s Day possibly repeating the prior holiday release’s financial success.
Audiences will have to wait until next February to see how Lautner fares in a different role and in a new genre.

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Tags: Ashton, Julia, Kutcher, Lautner, Roberts, Taylor, comedy, romantic

Comment by Sarah Anaya aka Cookie Monster ! on July 19, 2009 at 5:49pm
I think this is a good move for him , he should do other movies in different genres he cant be know as jacob black forever , but i dont like the idea of him playin anne hathaways mail room boyfriend thats kinda weird . . but whatevs it'll probablly work .. ill definetly see the movie when it comes out
Comment by Monika Lopez on July 19, 2009 at 5:58pm
OMG.. finally I was wondering what Taylor was planning to do besides Twilight.. I wanna see this cutie take some more bigger roles with big actors.. if true I am so going to see this. I wan to see him in a cute Valentine film... I wanna see his romanctic acting side to come out! RAWR! lol
Comment by Vada on July 19, 2009 at 6:25pm
nooo i dont want taylor to be anne hathaways bf!! i dont like her....but i do love taylor =)
Comment by Mariah(ALICE)LAUTNER/RathBonE<3 on July 20, 2009 at 6:35am
OMG I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE THAT MOVIE!!!!!!!!I LOVE TAYLOR!!!!!<3

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