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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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189 Responses to “Taylor Lautner Secures 'New Moon'”

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  1. 51
    Diana Says:

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

  2. 52
    Cachie Says:

    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 ****** job. lol but i cant wait !! 11.20.09 <3

  3. 53
    abriil :) Says:

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

  4. 54
    tam Says:

    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 :)

  5. 55
    zz Says:

    YAY!!!! :)
    good news

  6. 56
    Amanda Says:


  7. 57
    so lame Says:

    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??

  8. 58
    EMILY Says:

    yeaaaaaaa! sweet
    i’m sooo glad for him!

  9. 59
    edward you are our dream Says:


  10. 60
    OHS Says:

    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.

  11. 61
    me me me Says:

    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.

  12. 62
    engshi Says:

    wow, nice to hear… Go Taylor

  13. 63
    Lindsay Lohan Says:

    Hahahaha! What?! :)

  14. 64
    brie2009 Says:


  15. 65
    nika Says:

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

  16. 66
    KAy Says:

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

  17. 67
    Beau Says:

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

  18. 68
    jonhar Says: lovin jacob black over edward cullen now..haha..

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

  19. 69
    patty Says:

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

  20. 70
    roonie Says:


  21. 71
    Alliicceee Says:

    YES! i love taylor :D

  22. 72
    Vanessa R. Says:

    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

  23. 73
    lily Says:

    Omg i love him !!!

    thank god he goin to be in
    Newmoon !!!

  24. 74
    Ale Says:

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

  25. 75
    itstybitsy Says:

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

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