The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Taylor Lautner and Gus Van Sant (Milk,
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The Twilight actor, fresh from the disappointing performance of September’s action thriller Abduction, is about to move into arthouse territory. Sources tell The
Hollywood Reporterthat Lautner is finalizing a deal to team with auteur director Gus Van Sant (Milk, Drugstore Cowboy) on a small-budget film based on a nonfiction article in The New Yorker magazinethat Lautner has optioned.
The new project would almost certainly take Lautner’s career in a new direction. He is said to be determined to work only with top directors and writers from now on as he strives to define himself as an actor.
Lautner also will produce the project via Quick Six, the production shingle he runs with father Dan Lautner.