Or at least according to the cast and crew of Lautner’s first major starring vehicle, “Abduction”. Hey, I figure the kid has some chops, but is he really that ready to take over the mantle from Bruce Willis? According to the actors and producers of “Abduction”, that answer is Yes. Yeah, not buying it quite yet. Give the spud a couple more movies first, then we’ll see. Until then, check out a behind-the-scenes featurette for “Abduction”.
For as long as he can remember, Nathan Harper (Taylor Lautner) has had the uneasy feeling that he’s living someone else’s life. When he stumbles upon an image of himself as a little boy on a missing persons website, all of Nathan’s darkest fears come true: he realizes his parents are not his own and his life is a lie, carefully fabricated to hide something more mysterious and dangerous than he could have ever imagined. Just as he begins to piece together his true identity, Nathan is targeted by a team of trained killers, forcing him on the run with the only person he can trust, his neighbor, Karen (Lily Collins). Every second counts as Nathan and Karen race to evade an army of assassins and federal operatives. But as his opponents close in, Nathan realizes that the only way he’ll survive – and solve the mystery of his elusive biological father – is to stop running and take matters into his own hands.
Co-starring Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Jason Isaacs, Maria Bello, Denzel Whitaker, Michael Nyqvist, Sigourney Weaver and directed by John Singleton, long removed from “Boyz in the Hood”.
Get abducted September 23, 2011.
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