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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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  • dolly18

    PERFECT

  • menna

    Hooray

  • Kaylie

    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!
    :D

  • mel

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

  • shelly

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

  • mel

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

  • Maria

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

  • Maria

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

  • mel

    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!!!!!!!
    TEAM JACOB!!!!!!!!!! ALL DAY EVERYDAY 24-7 7 DAYS A WEEK!!!!!!!

  • Russian girl

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

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    …`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

  • nicolem

    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.

  • ninns

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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

    GO TAYLOR!! <33333

  • http://www.vanessa.gilmoretime.net jasmina

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  • http://www.fotolog.com/angeljoliebrasil Laís

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    HE DESERVES!!!!!!!
    very HAPPY with this!!!!!

  • Cynthia

    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

    I am so freaking excited about this!!!

  • aly

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

    TEAM TAYLOR ALL THE WAY!!!:)

  • Lauren

    IM SOOOOOOO HAPPY ABOUT TAYLOR BEING JACOB!!!!!! :D :D

  • fitri

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

    thanks to stephanie and chris for this good news

  • Rayna

    YYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  • 4764576

    Suck on that news Michael Copon!

  • Katie

    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

    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!! =)

  • natalie

    yay! go team Taylor!

    I can’t see anyone else playing Jacob <3

  • tin

    OH YESSSSS!!!!so glad to this news.woot~

    sharkboyyyyy is stillll JACOB!yay~

  • jo

    ok now this next movie better not suck like the first one. take your dang time with it!

  • erin

    HALLELUJAH! [sp?]
    This made my day.
    I was in a crappy mood, but when I came here and saw this…
    I wanted to scream.
    Wait till I tell my friend tomorrow at school.
    Though I’m more excited then she will be.

    They will use their brains and make him taller and a bit older.
    :D

  • vanessa

    how are they going to make him 6’5 and look 25? he’s a shrimp!

  • bellamor

    Thank GOD it’s Taylor Lautner. I HATE Michael Copon so, SO MUCH. Taylor was the best part of Twilight, and I can’t wait to see him get more screen time.

  • vanessajonas

    PERFECT!
    take that coppooon! in your face!
    taylor is made for this role=)

  • megyn

    holy crap i am so excited about this!! yayyy taylor!!!

  • GABRIELA

    thanksssssssssss *-*
    OMFG, I’M GONNA DIE! *-*
    TAYLOR, MY HEART IS YOURS

  • kenzie

    FINALLY!!!!
    CONGRATS TAYLOR!!!!
    We all knew that you would have the part! :D
    OMJ IM SO EXCITED!!!!
    This is like, the best news in the world. AH!!!!

    Something told me to check justjared for the 4th time today…
    And IM SO GLAD THAT I DID!
    AH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    x3333333333333333

  • joss

    YAY!! taylor is the only jacob black!!

  • nic

    Twilight bored me, seriously, I didn’t not finish watching it…

  • kate

    YAY:)
    taylor lautner! ;D

  • kelsey

    BEST DAY OF MY LIFEEEEEE
    i screamed and cant stop smiling!!!

    GOO TAYLOR!!!

  • silentsophi

    Hopefully they will have aged Jacob appropriately for eclipse. I am still waiting for the deuce to be thrown on Launter. But he is awesome for the role….for now

  • chichi

    haha. and that other person called michael coupon or something, was so sure that he was going to get the part saying “taylor lautner is around 120 pounds, so i will have to lose abit of weight….yeah…mhmmmm”. Being so self assured. writing “im in the twilight zone’ on his facebook. HA. I BET THAT FREAK IS FEELING SO STUPID RIGHT NOW.!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHHAHA

  • Kayla.hearts.Taylor

    YAY!!!
    OMT… I have been waiting for this since they first announced their thinking to replace Taylor.

    I’m so happy.. Now I can actually go see the feckin movie.
    :D

    Team.Taylor.Forever
    (I knew we could do it!)

  • stefanie

    I’m glad that they are keeping Taylor, but I think they are going too fast with a sequel. I fear it is going to suck.

    And the first movie, Twilight, was just okay. Not as good as the book.

  • postwatcher

    All the readers’ imaginations helped fill in the blank spaces in this very poorly written series of books.

    If you want a real good and well written book, read “Interview With a Vampire”.

    Stephenie is lucky that the world of media is full of crappy quick buck making drivel. She never would have sold her novels 20 years ago.

    Stephen King has more talent in his toe jam than Stephenie.

    Congrats to Taylor though. He deserves to keep this role.

  • postwatcher

    vanessa @ 01/07/2009 at 9:07 pm how are they going to make 6′5 and look 25? he’s a shrimp!

    ***********************************
    Hey V, it is called Hollywood magic…ie they are going to make him stand on a box, just like Mel Gibson and Tom Cruise had to.

  • amanda

    I must be the only one, but I really don’t like him as Jacob!

  • ana

    HE IS THE BEST! I AM VERY HAPPY BECAUSE HE IS JUST PERFECT.
    IN YOUR FACE MICHAEL COPON YOU AREN’T JACOB BLACK! CONGRATULATIONS TAYLOR YOU CAN DO YOUR BEST

  • libia

    YEAAAAAH FINALLY I CANT WAIT!

  • twilighter

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

  • danieeelleee

    yayyy!!!
    he is sooooo hottt!!!!
    ;]
    im sooo happyyy
    he is absolutely PERFECT for the role of jacob!!!!

  • http://rantsthoughtsmerde.blogspot.com NativeNYker

    Hotness! I am sure he will pull the body together for the role rite quick!

    xo
    Rants, Thoughts & Merde
    http://rantsthoughtsmerde.blogspot.com

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