“Taylor Lautner may not be Colin Firth, but they aren’t putting him in overly taxing thespian roles,” noted Michael Musto, columnist for the Village Voice and author of the new book, “Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back.”
“He has a big following, and if he squints, races around, and takes off his shirt a lot, I’m certain he will have at least one very nice weekend at the box office,” said Musto. “Beyond that, I’m not sure. The history of Hollywood is littered with the remains of franchise stars trying to break out into leading man status. But maybe he’ll be the one to beat the odds.”
Lautner will naturally try to do what his “Twilight” co-star, Robert Pattinson, has already set out to do. Pattinson received fairly solid reviews as young Salvador Dali in the 2008 indie, “Little Ashes,” and also opposite Reese Witherspoon in “Water for Elephants,” released earlier this year.
If Lautner can receive comparable love for “Abduction,” he’ll be off to a good post-“Twilight” start.
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