Taylor Lautner: What's Next For The Actor

12:08 PM PST 09/23/2011 by Lauren Schutte
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The "Twilight" star won't be far from the big screen in the next year, starting with his action-thriller "Abduction" opening Friday.

Taylor Lautner's first starring film, Abduction, opens Friday. And, while the star has proven he can handle fame's spotlight (see: The Twilight Saga), it remains to be seen if he can successfully carry a non-vampire film. 

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But, either way, Lautner won't be hurting for screen time in the next year. 

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After Abduction, the star will be seen reprising his role as werewolf Jacob Black in Twilight's  penultimate film Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Nov. 18. In this installment, the actor's love-triangle arch with Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) will reach it's fever pitch.  

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Then, Twi-hards will have to wait an entire year to see Lautner again. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (the final film) doesn't hit theaters until Nov. 16, 2012.

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The burgeoning action star also signed up for a totally different kind of supernatural role. He'll be playing the lede in Incarceron, a film about an imprisoned boy, Finn, who finds a key that leads to freedom for both he and the warden's daughter, Claudia (Maria Juan Garcias), set for a 2013 release. 

"I love the book. It’s a crazy, cool, dark world, and the character is awesome. I think it’s an awesome story, and I think just seeing that book come to life could be pretty awesome," he told MTV

And, as The Hollywood Reporter first reported, he has also been offered the role of David in Relativity's David and Goliath tale (opposite Dwayne Johnson). Scott Derrickson is directing the film, which will be dubbed Goliath. Patrick McKay and John D. Payne wrote the script. 

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