Taylor Lautner Is Starting to Stretch Himself a Little Thin

After famously beefing up his physique to keep the role of werewolf Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga, Taylor Lautner will be getting a lot thinner in his next big movie.

The New Moon beefcake has signed on to play Stretch Armstrong in an upcoming movie about the classic Hasbro toy that, well, stretched, and then snapped back into shape. Sounds like T-Laut will really be showing his flexibility as an actor for this thing.

Perhaps even more exciting, the film, which will be released by Universal sometime in 2012, will be filmed in suddenly-popular-again 3-D technology. Shades of Sharkboy?

In a statement about the deal, Universal Pictures co-chair Donna Langley gushed,

“In the past two years, Taylor has emerged as a real star at the global box office. He brings the perfect balance of energy and athleticism to the role of an unlikely super hero with a fantastic super power. We couldn’t be more pleased that he has agreed to be our Stretch.”

We’re betting she’s not the only one who’s pleased—though we’re still waiting to hear what Alex Meraz has to say about the project.

Are you psyched to see Taylor play Stretch Armstrong? Before you answer in the comments section, you might want to check out a commercial for the Stretch Armstrong toy below:

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