Taylor Lautner Returns
Twilight will keep its Jacob. Despite a rumored search for a new actor, Taylor Lautner will return to his role as Jacob Black in the next installment of the Twilight series.
The news was confirmed today on series author Stephenie Meyers' website, where she posted the following statement from New Moon director Chris Weitz:
"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," Weitz says.
"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."
New Moon, the second film in the Twilight series based on Meyers' books, is scheduled for a November 2009 release.
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