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Taylor Lautner Secures 'New Moon'

Taylor Lautner Secures 'New Moon'

The much-loved Taylor Lautner will be staying on to play the popular werewolf character Jacob Black in New Moon, the sequel to the blockbuster film Twilight.

Director Chris Weitz posted on author Stephenie Meyer‘s official site, saying, “I’m very happy to announce that Taylor Lautner will be playing Jacob Black in New Moon and that he’s doing so with the enthusiastic support of Summit Entertainment, the producers, and Stephenie Meyer.”

He continues, “The characters in Stephenie‘s books go through extraordinary changes of circumstance and also appearance; so it is not surprising that there has been speculation about whether the same actor would portray a character who changes in so many surprising ways throughout the series. But it was my first instinct that Taylor was, is, and should be Jacob, and that the books would be best served by the actor who is emotionally right for the part. I think that fans of Twilight the book and the movie will be surprised by the Jacob Black that Taylor will bring to the screen in New Moon; and I’m looking forward to working with him and the rest of the cast in realizing the film.”

Stephenie adds, “I’d just like to add that I was very much a part of this decision. My first priority was always what was best for New Moon—what was going to give us the best possible movie. I’m truly thrilled that Taylor was the one who proved to the director, to Summit, and to me that he is the best possible Jacob we could have. And I’m very much looking forward to seeing what he’s going to bring to Jacob’s character this year.”

Michael Copon was rumored to take on the role of Jacob but Taylor obviously beat him out!

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# 3

AWESOME! he’s perfect for Jacob! Seriously, so many people wouldn’t have seen the movie if he didn’t get the role. i mean how could they change the actor after the first movie was made. it just wouldn’t be right! Taylor did a great job and i’m sure he’ll be awesome in this movie too.

Can’t wait for New Moon!

# 4

Ahhhhhhh yayayayay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
i loveeeee himmmm!!!!!!!
omg!!!!!1 im sooooo happy cant wait to watch it!!!!!
he is definatly gonna fit jacob!!!! nd hes ****** cute!!!!!!!!!

# 5

i just hope he can pull off looking like he’s 6 ft and 25 years old.

# 6

Ahhhhhhh yayayayay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i loveeeee himmmm!!!!!!!
omg!!!!!1 im sooooo happy cant wait to watch it!!!!!
he is definatly gonna fit jacob!!!! nd hes ****** cute!!!!!!!!!

# 7

Yayy!! finally they decided!! whohooooooooo!!He’s just soo hot!! OMGG hes soo mine

# 8

Imm soo ecxited for NEW MOON!! Cant wait to see Taylor Lautner and Kellan Lutz together agaiN!!! yayayayyayayyayayay :D

# 9

me nd my friend r his #1 fans!!!!
nd i wouldnt have watched it if he wasnt in new moon!!!!
he perfect!!!!! nd he will do great!!!!!!!
i love the books nd hes perfect!!!!!!!

Russian girl @ 01/07/2009 at 8:28 pm

Whohoooooooooooooooo!! That’s right! I’m sooo glad!

[☆I n F a m o u s☆] @ 01/07/2009 at 8:28 pm

…`i like when movies keep the original actors for sequels… ugh, but to bad this kid looks like a 10 year old vāgīna… and cant act for shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!
poor boy was god-awful in ~`twilight`~. hahahahahahahaha

I know it’s important for an author to have his or her say when their book is turning into a movie. But he had to “prove” himself to her? Wow…If they left the casting up to Steph..she would probably get rid of them all. I really did enjoy the Twilight series but for some reason every time Steph says something she just annoys me. Maybe it has to do with her acting like a six year old when Midnight Sun was leaked. (Her own fault for putting it in the wrong hands–doesn’t matter if you trusted the person, you still might get screwed.


THAT JUST MADE THE REST OF MY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GO TAYLOR!! <33333


very HAPPY with this!!!!!

That’s the best news I’ve heard all day!!!! I’m sooo glad hottie Taylor is still in the ‘Twilight movies, YIPPPEEEE!!!!!

Twifanatic Amanda @ 01/07/2009 at 8:38 pm

I am so freaking excited about this!!!

omg!!!! so happy im not gonna be in need to boycot the movie yess!!!



what a pleasant news. i am team jacob now. go beat edward, jacob….huahahua….

thanks to stephanie and chris for this good news


Suck on that news Michael Copon!

Aww, I’m glad for him. He was so enthusiastic about it. Honestly, I was kinda excited about Michael Copon because he’s older – I could crush on him without feeling like a dirty old woman (at 33). LOL

kayla jane @ 01/07/2009 at 8:58 pm

Hes so perfect for the part… i was in shock when they even thought about replacing him!! hes BEAUTIFUL!! If they were going to replace him i would have still went to see the movie but i would have held a grudge over the new Jacob lol even though hes only 16 hes gorgeous!! i cant wait to see New Moon and i cant thank Chris and Stephenie enough for keeping him!! =)

yay! go team Taylor!

I can’t see anyone else playing Jacob <3

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