With only two more Twilight movies to go, the three leads (Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner) are looking to breakout on their own.
Kristen Stewart’s been around, appearing in such films as Panic Room and Zathura before being transformed into Bella Swan, much to the dismay of Twi-hards. Outside the Twilight series, not many have paid her any attention in films like Adventureland and The Runaways.
Robert Pattinson played Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and he made the film Remember Me in between Twilight films. He will be starring in the upcoming Water for Elephants, a film adaptation of the Sara Gruen novel, alongside Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz.
And then there’s Taylor Lautner, a real-life Captain America in terms of body transformation from one film to another. After bulking up for The Twilight Saga: New Moon girls (and Hollywood) started to take an interest in his chiseled look and washboard abs. So much so he’s been offered topline roles in various properties like Incarceron and Stretch Armstrong. Not bad for a guy whose early film career was playing a character named Sharkboy (in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl).
But his next film outside of the Twilight series is the John Singleton directed thriller Abduction.
Abduction was acquired on spec by Lionsgate from Shawn Christensen, who is a member of the NYC-based indie rock band Stellastarr. John Singleton, who had the great debut Boyz n the Hood in 1991 (and even received an Oscar nomination for his writing and direction), seems to be resigned to be a work-for-hire since 2000 with films like Shaft, Four Brothers and 2 Fast 2 Furious.
Even with Lily Collins, Sigourney Weaver, Maria Bello and Alfred Molina in the cast, Abduction looks like more of the same. Though the film may be about a teenager who tries to uncover the truth about his past once he discovers that his parents aren’t really his, I must say that the film’s title doesn’t seem to fit the story that’s being told. All I see is a bunch of running by Taylor Lautner in a Pittsburgh Pirates T-Shirt – the Pirates, really? Might as well call it Endurance.
Abduction hits theaters on September 23, 2011.
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