Taylor Lautner: New Trouble in ‘Twilight’ Sequel
What’s worse than a successful film’s director chastising a studio for wanting to turn out a cash cow sequel?
Not having the star power to launch a franchise.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that another conflict has arisen in the making of New Moon, the sequel to insanely popular Robert Pattinson-launching Twilight.
The conflict centers on 16-year-old Taylor Lautner, whose werewolf character Jacob Black played a supporting role in Twilight but crosses-over to lead and love interest in Moon.
According to EW sources, producers want a more physically and romantically mature actor for the part. They need a performer who poses a threat to the lover’s paradise established by Pattinson’s Edward and Kristen Stewart‘s Bella.
An agent for Lautner is attempting to counter the decision with a little movie magic, says the mag. The agent supposedly reached out to the effects masters of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button to help digitally enhance Lautner’s pre-teen look.