stars are trying to expand themselves out of the teen vampire franchise. Variety.com is reporting Taylor Lautner
will be directed by Oscar nominee
in the upcoming thriller Abduction
. This will be the first film Singleton has directed since 2005's Four Brothers, which starred Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese
and Andre 3000
. According to Variety.com:
John Singleton will direct Lionsgate's "Abduction," a thriller with Taylor Lautner attached to star and Gotham Group, Vertigo Entertainment and Lautner's Tailor Made producing.
The minimajor reached a deal with the helmer a month after landing Shawn Christensen's spec script. Shooting's expected to begin in July in Pittsburgh.
Story, based on an idea by Gotham Group's Jeremy Bell, is focused on a young man who discovers his own baby picture on a missing persons website. Project was developed on spec by Gotham Group and Vertigo.
Producers include Gotham Group's Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Lee Stollman, Vertigo's Roy Lee and Doug Davison and Tailor Made's Dan Lautner. Gotham Group's Bell and Vertigo's Gabriel Mason are exec producing.