Clearly Taylor Lautner is all the rage nowadays, but who's actually convinced he can command a film without the help of his trusty abs or band of Twilight superstars? Production companies Gotham Group and Vertigo Entertainment do. Even Lily Collins jumped on board for the Lautner vehicle, Abduction. Now, according to Variety, Lautner has someone else on his side, a Hollywood vet, Sigourney Weaver.

John Singleton will direct the piece which stars Lautner as a young man who comes across his own baby picture on a missing persons website. After discovering mommy and daddy aren't who he thought they were, he finds himself fleeing a group of KGB operatives. Naturally, Collins will play Lautner's love interest, a school cheerleader nonetheless. Alfred Molina is also in on the game and is set to portray a CIA agent hot on Lautner's heels. Lastly, Weaver's character is Lautner's psychiatrist.
Until Lautner delivers something that justifies his newfound goldmine of a career, it's impossible not to have second thoughts about a film with his name at the top of the roster. Molina's attachment gave Abduction a nice push in the right direction and now with Weaver involved, this film may actually have a chance at establishing Lautner as an actor that's here to stay.

But of course, this could still end up being Lautner's Remember Me. Even in the company of Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, Pierce Brosnan and Emile de Ravin, Robert Pattinson just couldn't deliver anything particularly, well, memorable. It wasn't entirely Pattinson's fault; the story is a bit of a snoozer, but it's still not enough to hold onto his massive fanbase once The Twilight Saga comes to a close and all of those little girls grow up to realize they've been fawning over a guy who wears sparkles.

Abduction definitely doesn't sound like a slow romancer, so let's just hope that writer Shawn Christensen came up with something mature and that Singleton uses Weaver and Molina to Lautner's benefit.
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