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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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  1. 151
    team edward and jacob! Says:

    ome(oo my edward)dat is so awsome..nobody could have been better 2 play jacob black..he is hAWT..I LOVE U TAYLOR!

  2. 152
    Karina♥'sTWILIGHT Says:

    OMG i am like sooooooo HAPPY omg taylor is sooooo perfect i mean sooooooooo perfect heeeee is like soo HOTT i love him i aM like oBSESED with the twilight saga !!! people and i am really excited to see new moon i am really excited to see taylor !!!! ahhhh! especially when he doesnt have that hidiuus wig! lol!

  3. 153
    karen9th Says:

    Excellent decision!!! I’m sure this New Moon will be a big hit for this year especially Taylor Lautner plays Jacob Black!!! I can’t wait to see it on big screen!!! He is soooo deliciously gorgeous!

  4. 154
    daany Says:

    OMG ‘ MORRI ;X

  5. 155
    Team jacobb Says:

    yaaayyy!!! i think taylor has the hottest abs this world has seen. and i believe, along with my friends, that team jacob will beat team edward any day. TEAM JACOB I RUN WITH THE WOLVES
    TEAM JACOB CUZ EDWARD SUCKS hahaha get it?
    taylor lautner is also one of the best actors. SUCK IT michael copon

  6. 156
    Samantha brunet Says:

    This Is The Greatest News Ever!! I Love Taylor…. He Is the One And Only Native American Guy Whom Would Make The New Moons Jacob Black…Great..! The Other Add I read said that its hard to Find native Americans To Play In Movies…!?!? I thought That was totally unfair… Pleanty Want To Its Just The Lack Of funding and encouragement that is met in our society…. Ive tryed and seriously .. What the Chances Im Proud For U Taylor..!!! He’s Made be Actually want to try.. :D <3

    Samantha Brunet
    Edmonton Ab

  7. 157
    :) dancedevil Says:

    he is sooooooooo sexxxy! te amo jacob ;D marry me?!

  8. 158
    :) dancedevil Says:

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! jacob te quiero! marry me?

  9. 159
    selena booth Says:

    i’m super happy that taylor lautner will be playing the role of jacob black because i couldent hae picturend any one else playing the role he is just perfect  for the role so Thx chris and stephenie :)

  10. 160
    MEghan Says:

    If you compare what he looked like at the very beginning of the twilight movie to the just released trailer for new moon. Oh my gosh, talk about hottness walking around the streets of LA. Lucky Selena

  11. 161
    anonymous Says:

    @[☆I n F a m o u s☆]: Listen In Famous. TAYLOR LAUTNER IS THEE HOTTEST GUY ALIVE ok? and if u dont like him, deal w-it! I bet YOURE the one who cant ACT AT ALL!. jealous.

    PEACE off . :)

    and TEAM TAYLOR FOR LIFEEE!

  12. 162
    llleeexxxiii>12 Says:

    @natalie:

  13. 163
    lexi#12 Says:

    i think that taylor is sooooooooo hoooootttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but rob’s better!!!!!! but i agree with you that talyor shouldn’t be replaced and that he’s doin a great job!!!!!!!!!…………..but he’s shown to much in the movie, they should have rob in there and blow poeple all away!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. 164
    Deondrellia Says:

    Deon, hi how are you??????????

  15. 165
    i love taylor Says:

    thank god i love taylor lautner it would not be right
    if it was any one else :)

  16. 166
    Deondrellia Says:

    @Deondrellia:

  17. 167
    Deondrellia Says:

    Deon, hi how are you

  18. 168
    dori-ann m Says:

    wow yay! :L i luv taylor

    and in the book he is 16 isnt he?

    well taylor is P.E.R.F.E.C.T for Jacob! ^_^

    but the first movie wasnt so great…took long to get to the point
    i mean….even my mom was getting bored.!

    but NewMoon should be good..but i will have to wait to see it

    (saw the previews) still not too sure :P o_O

  19. 169
    Emily Says:

    OMFG! SO HOT! I rreeeaaalllllyyy like him! Cant wait for the movie cuz it comes out three days before my b-day!!!

  20. 170
    büşra Says:

    bayılıyorum bu çocuğa yaaaaaa aşkım :d

  21. 171
    Alexandra Says:

    Ohh My God I want to be the girl friend of My TAYLOR LAUTNER I LOVE YOU GENTEL AND NO BOYS IS LIKE YOU YOU CHARMED ME EVERY TIME I SEE TWILIGHT DON’T LISTEN TO THE OTHER GIRL BECAUSE SHE JUST FIND YOU SEXY WITH YOU ABDO. AND TOU ARE CUT BUT ME I LOVE YOU ANYWAY YOU SING YOU DANCE YOU DO KARATE YOU ARE cute …. I WANT TO MARRIED YOU I LIVE IN QUEBEC CITY!!!!

  22. 172
    jessica.p Says:

    im sooo happy!!! yay hes soo hot!!!!
    d only flaw is dat robert pattinson is taller dan him!!!!!!! im d book its always mentioned how tall jocob is!!!!!!

    but den again you cant be soooo restricted wen choosing ur actors!!

  23. 173
    Kayla Says:

    damn taylor is drop dead sexi no joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!omg i luv him

  24. 174
    Lovin Taylor Says:

    YYYEEEEEAAHHH…..dam he is fu*kin SEXY :]

    Every time i see him…i cant help smiling

    GGOOOOO Team Jacob

  25. 175
    drellia Says:

    what do you????????????

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