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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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  • Diana

    YAY!!! Thank goodness Michael Copon didn’t get the part! Go Taylor! WOOHOOO

  • http://?? Cachie

    absolute perfection!!!! THIS MAKES ME LIKE CHRIS WEITZ EVEN MORE.. i heard Catherine didn’t like listening to Rob’s suggestions while filming Twilight and that kinda got me pissed off.. i loved the movie, but i still think a lot of things were missing.. you can’t really see how much Edward and Bella really NEEED and LOOVE eachother as you can in the books. so i hope Chris can portray his departure the way it made me feel when i read the book. if i don’t cry, he did a shitty job. lol but i cant wait !! 11.20.09 <3

  • abriil :)

    Im so happy!
    I can’t wait for New Moon now that Taylor is staying as Jacob :))♥

  • tam

    Hehe the director is obviously a bella and edward fan otherwise real competition would have been picked to supposedly go against rob :)

    Jacob will still be a fail so i am so happy :)

  • zz

    YAY!!!! :)
    good news

  • Amanda


  • so lame

    Cachie @ 01/07/2009 at 11:32 pm

    You are so lame, Rob P. can hardly even speak in complete sentences and the director is supposed to take advise from him??


    yeaaaaaaa! sweet
    i’m sooo glad for him!

  • edward you are our dream


  • OHS

    I’m glad they are keeping him. Never read the books but saw the flick and he has that young actor gleen that is infectious. A replacement actor would have been stupid.

  • me me me

    twilight is a rather obscure book that in my country, but i got talked into watching the movie anyway (free tickets) and it was terrible. the worst thing i’d seen in a long time. it just dragged on and on, it was so cheesy and those two couldn’t act to save their lives… one of my friends got so irritated she actually got a headache. i’m never watching anything from that saga again.

  • engshi

    wow, nice to hear… Go Taylor

  • Lindsay Lohan

    Hahahaha! What?! :)

  • brie2009


  • nika

    oh the crazy twilight fans, he wasn´t that good on the movie lol. no offense.

  • KAy

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!! He deserves it so much!!!!! It totally made my day too xD

  • Beau

    I´m really disapointed. This kid can´t be Jacob, he´s only 16 and very small… This is ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jonhar lovin jacob black over edward cullen now..haha..

    i mean his character is much more comfortable to be with..

  • patty

    I think Taylor is soooo ugly but he is the perfect Jacob since I hate that character! :D

  • roonie


  • Alliicceee

    YES! i love taylor :D

  • Vanessa R.

    OMG!!!! im soooooo freakin happy now!! im really glad they chose to keep him!! and they said that if they need to they will “Digitally enhance” his looks only if needed (like his height and stuff) but i dont care as long as he’s in it im happy!!!! :D

  • lily

    Omg i love him !!!

    thank god he goin to be in
    Newmoon !!!

  • http://... Ale

    OMG! that’s so good! he is just the perfect guy for play that character! & every girl knows that he is so hot!

  • itstybitsy

    so happy he gets the chance to play jacob again..well done!

  • Wendy

    I’m so glad Taylor is going to be Jacob. He’s perfect for the part. As for the height issue, how do you suppose they make Hagrid look tall in the HP films? It’s all camera angles and CGI effects. If Summit spends a little money everything will be fine.

  • mAureen

    OMFG!!! iss AWESOM!!! cauze New Moon without Taylor is like Bella without Edward!!! ooohhh!! i’m really really happy!!

  • MAureen

    im sooooo happy cant wait to watch it!!!!!
    OMFG!! I can’t believe!!! Taylor is sooo f***** HOT!! AWESOM!!!!!!
    Taylor is perfect to play Jacob!! Taylor is the only one that can make special New Moon!!


    YAYYY! Go Taylor. I love the twilight books and can’t wait to watch the New Moon in the theater!

  • ali

    omgg im in love with taylor lautner! yayyyyyy. :D

  • liza

    I don’t have anything against Taylor but how on earth are they gonna make him taller!! Anyway it’s Hollywood there must be something they can do about it! I really hope New Moon turns out great!

  • jen

    your not the only one # 46, ive never seen him as jacob.. don’t like him at all

  • Kelly


  • vanna

    omg!!!!!!! when i heard this i screamed!!!! i was sooooooooooo happppyyyyyyy :] i loveeeeeee him i have a huge poster of him as jacob and i love him hes adorable i love him so much!!!<33333333333333333

  • viv


  • esmiexxrockz


  • Pamela

    GOOD. Those comments that Michael Copon kept making made him sound like he was so up himself. If he replaced Taylor, I would have had a right fit. Even though Taylor certainly isn’t perfect for the part, he is a much better than that arrogant, talentless Michael Copon.

  • TwilightAngel33

    In normal time, I think I would have been rather sceptical about this choice, as Taylor has actually not the necessary build the to interpret this role, compared to Copon. But here it is, the young boy has already become “soaked” with the role of Jacob Black, and as Chris Weitz says it, he is made for this role and “is” literally Jacob Black, just as there are many indisputable things in life. Moreover, the “feeling” between Michael Copon and the public is not the same as Taylor’s one, “New Moon” just doesn’t shine in the same way if MC plays Jacob, at least in my eyes, and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only to think that, in my opinion. Finally, I seriously believe that Taylor Lautner will save us a lot of eyes in ” New Moon”, as he’s no doubtly well aware of what his commitment implies.

  • twilight Loverr

    0mg im so happy Taylor Lautner is gunna play Jacob Black! i lovee Taylorr! He shud stay as Jacob and Robert stay as Edward and Kristen stay as Bella….i think itsz best that way=)

  • pmaela la novia de taylor

    Taylor es muy guapo !!! me encantaa:D
    ohh see es muy sexyyy;)
    me encanta mi sueño es casarme con ell && si no se puede puss tansikiera conosertoo xD

    pame && taylor for eveer(L)

  • Adeline

    ekk…i don’t like him.

  • Lina


    dude i was gonna have a fit if he was recast!! i
    was mad pissed about the news to replace him!!

    WOOOHOOO this made my day!!

  • Brittanybabe


  • zar je bitno?

    omg, tayler is so ugly! steven strait should play jake, he would be perfect….

  • Katee

    I’m on the verge of happy dancing right now!
    Yess! Taylor’s perfect for the part of Jacob Black!
    They couldn’t have made a better decision. TL<3

  • dizleey

    yay!!!! :-P

  • aira

    i wished steven straits would be jacob..too bad an uncute guy like taylor would beat him..

  • taina


  • Ryanefron

    Yeah he cant act fo shit. sorry to say. Young hollywood has gone down the toilet…
    The only one with a future and real talent is Zac Efron.

  • Larii

    eu amo ele!! jake perfeito demais….

    from Brazil!!