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PostSubject: Taylor Lautner may get to keep Jacob role   Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:26 am

so this could be good or bad...we shall wait and see.. i'm still praying..lol he can do this.. they have to keep taylor!!!!!!





According to sources around Hollywood, things may start looking very hairy for Taylor Lautner. The actor — not to mention legions of Twilight fans — has been desperate to learn whether Summit Entertainment will cast him once more as Jacob Black in the Twilight sequel New Moon.

This week, Summit is expected to announce its decision for the next film based on Stephenie Meyer's wildly successful series of vampire romance novels. Kristen Stewart, 18, is set to return as Bella Swan, the beautiful human who falls for a softhearted bloodsucker. And Robert Pattinson, 22, has a lock on his job too; his turn as Edward Cullen, the hunky, soulful vampire, has made him an overnight superstar with young female moviegoers around the planet. But Lautner, 16, has a more uncertain future. That's because the character he was so perfectly cast to play in the first Twilight film — a slim, baby-faced teenager — will be greatly expanded in the sequel. And by greatly expanded, we mean into a hulking, snarling, seven-foot Lycan. ''Jacob is a totally different character in New Moon,'' says Melissa Rosenberg, screenwriter of both Twilight films. ''He's a foot taller and huge — and he's supposed to look 25. It's really a question of whether or not the same actor can play the role.'' Rosenberg is quick to add, however, that ''everyone would love to keep him. We all think he's the loveliest person ever.''

Lautner's certainly been doing everything in his mortal power to hang on to the part. Since Twilight, he's gained 19 pounds and is promising to pack on 10 more before shooting starts on New Moon this March. And judging from a widely reprinted red-carpet interview, he's not shy about letting Summit and New Moon's director, Chris Weitz (who joined the fran­chise last month after Twilight's director, Catherine Hardwicke, left over creative differences), know that he has the chops for the gig. ''My job for Twilight was to bring Twilight Jacob to life — the friendly, happy-go-lucky little Jacob,'' he told MTV News. ''My job for New Moon is completely different. I've been looking forward to that. I've been getting ready for it, and I can assure them I will follow through with that.''



http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20234559_20234567_20250477,00.html

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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Lautner may get to keep Jacob role   Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:47 am

didn't see the second page..lol



Fans of the Twilight novels — specifically those who identify themselves as ''Team Jacob'' — are divided over whether Lautner has the machismo to carry New Moon. In fact, pro-Lautner/anti-Lautner fights have been breaking out on the Web for weeks. As screenwriter Rosenberg puts it, ''He has to play a romantic lead against Rob, who's a 22-year-old man. That's a tall order.''

Summit declined to comment on the specifics of this story, but Twilight has so far grossed $263 million worldwide, and usually when a stu­dio hits franchise pay dirt it tries to keep all the parts in place. Yes, there are exceptions. Just this past October, Marvel announced it was replac­ing Terrence Howard with Don Cheadle in Iron Man 2. Nick Stahl took over for Edward Furlong as John Connor in Terminator 3, while Jake Gyl­lenhaal very nearly stole Spider-Man 2 out from under Tobey Maguire. Recently, there have been rumors that Michael Copon (The Scorpion King 2) and Steven Strait (10,000 BC) are jockeying for Lautner's spot. But you can chalk that up to empty Web noise: Reps for both actors say nei­ther has been approached for the role. In fact, in what may shape up to be a triumph of the underdog, sources close to the production say that the simplest route would be to go with Laut­ner. EW has confirmed that the actor has not only met with director Weitz, but was even screen-tested for chemistry with Kristen Stew­art. ''I'm very hopeful,'' a New Moon insider says of Lautner. ''We're not looking at anybody else.''

The irony, it turns out, is that Summit went to an awful lot of trouble to find Lautner in the first place. In late 2007, the studio launched a nationwide cam­paign, auditioning hundreds of hopefuls in a search for just the right Native American actor to play Jacob Black. They never did find one — Lautner, turns out, is French, Dutch, and German — but it was a lot of work. Of course, nobody back then could have anticipated just how huge a phenome­non the first Twilight movie would become — or how much would end up riding on the casting of its sequel. Even if Lautner does keep his job, he may be nervous enough to start pulling his fur out.

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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Lautner may get to keep Jacob role   Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:47 am

Well it sounds like we will find out soon enough it Taylor gets to stay and either cheers will be heard or all hell will break loose in here. Tam do you plan on rioting or are you just going to pout if he doesnt get the part? I only ask because I would like a heads up lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Lautner may get to keep Jacob role   Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:11 am

either way I think it will be awesome. Melissa Rosenberg wrote Step Up. A totally hot movie.
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Lautner may get to keep Jacob role   Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:18 am

Yea either way I am game. I love Twilight not just Taylor and I know where my loyalty is for sure. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Lautner may get to keep Jacob role   Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:08 am

Well I have already stated that it's No Taylor No Peace..I'm so not gonna see it if he's not in it..esp if Capt. Douchbag gets the part...I definitely have my fingers crossed on this one..I'm feelling a bit confident now,but I'm anxious to see what the outcome is...I am a loyal Taylor girl and am rooting for him to get the part! We'll just have to wait and see!
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Lautner may get to keep Jacob role   Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:42 pm

[/b]I don't know what to think. I mean I want Taylor to get it because I know he can nail the part. Plus just because it says in the book that he has to be like 7 feet tall doesn't mean they HAVE to make him that way. I mean come on. It is supposed to be BASED on the book. They altered a lot in the Twilight movie why couldn't they do the same in New Moon. I will be upset if he doesn't get it and probably be mad if that other ,Copone, gets it. Just because of what they have let him do. I will probably go and see it though just because I will want to see it and how it turns out. We will just have to see I guess! I hope they make the right decision!
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Lautner may get to keep Jacob role   Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:37 pm

I really, really want Taylor to keep the part. I think he will, when you look at pictures of him from the begining & now he's definately bulked up. Im keeping my fingers crossed for him !
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Lautner may get to keep Jacob role   Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:00 pm

I hate change so yea I want him to stay but dont expect me to riot or anything if he doesnt LMAO. I will simply be there waiting to bail you all out when you do.....as Im in the theater eating popcorn and watching New Moon.
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Lautner may get to keep Jacob role   Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:05 pm

there won't be any riots on this board but there will also be no gloating either. just to get that out there. please don't assume things just cause one may feel strongly about something/someone. also don't be so sarcastic about knowing where someones loyalty lies when it comes to the "series" has a whole. we all love this very much and even when we get upset about something doesn't mean we've totally given up on it.

if that were the case then every team edward fan in the world wouldn't go see new moon. cause it will be based around the book that so many of the team edward fans hate so much. but they will and probably most likely complain about how they hated all the jake bella time. but if not for that book..we'd have nothing but a boring old girl falls in love with hot vampire story with no plot and nothing to keep them going.

because i'm switzerland this board will remain down the center. not like the jake places that bitch about edward or the edward places the bitch about jake. if you feel the need for any of that please find a place that you can do that on.

if he doesn't get it i will be VERY upset. because i want him to stay. he deserves it, he works hard for it and he's right for the role. at least he gives a shit about the series as whole and has read the books! knows how jake changes and grows in size and attitude. so we will cross that bridge when we come to it.

so hopefully this week we will have news. i'm thinking it will either be... taylor has the role or that they are undecided and looking at others and will let us know before filming. that's why i said this could be good or bad news. knowing summit...they will string me along for a bit...lol so i'm chillaxing and waiting. it's just nice to get some kind of news since there hasn't been anything in the last 2 weeks..lol

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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Lautner may get to keep Jacob role   Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:35 pm

I dont think anyone was being sarcastic I thought we were all having fun and when Shantanee started saying No Taylor No Peace I thought that was hilarious. And as far as being sarcastic about loyalty. All I said was no matter what I would see the movie because thats where my loyalty stands. I really didnt know what was being said was becoming a problem....I was quite entertained by your anti-Copon remarks through this whole thing. Didnt mean to offend anyone I was just expressing my views and enjoying the conversation but if it is becoming a problem there are other forums like you said Tam where I can go. Sorry if you were offended. I hate when you say ppl are bitching though because that seems a bit harsh. I thought we were all talking and expressing our opinions in a joking manner. We are all in the same boat and waiting for the news to come. I do have one question though...can we still "gloat" if Copon doesnt get the part? You seem alright with that but I want to make sure before I do a happy dance if he doesnt get the part.
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Lautner may get to keep Jacob role   Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:49 pm

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I hate change so yea I want him to stay but dont expect me to riot or anything if he doesnt LMAO. I will simply be there waiting to bail you all out when you do.....as Im in the theater eating popcorn and watching New Moon.


I'll be there too, but not so sure about the bail money. lol I'll use it to go watch it again..lol I'm mean.
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Lautner may get to keep Jacob role   Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:20 pm

This is on Stephaniemeyer.com



Good news about New Moon from director Chris Weitz:

I'm very happy to announce that Taylor Lautner will be playing Jacob Black in New Moon and that he's doing so with the enthusiastic support of Summit Entertainment, the producers, and Stephenie Meyer.

The characters in Stephenie's books go through extraordinary changes of circumstance and also appearance; so it is not surprising that there has been speculation about whether the same actor would portray a character who changes in so many surprising ways throughout the series. But it was my first instinct that Taylor was, is, and should be Jacob, and that the books would be best served by the actor who is emotionally right for the part. I think that fans of Twilight the book and the movie will be surprised by the Jacob Black that Taylor will bring to the screen in New Moon; and I'm looking forward to working with him and the rest of the cast in realizing the film.

very best

Chris Weitz

I'd just like to add that I was very much a part of this decision. My first priority was always what was best for New Moon—what was going to give us the best possible movie. I'm truly thrilled that Taylor was the one who proved to the director, to Summit, and to me that he is the best possible Jacob we could have. And I'm very much looking forward to seeing what he's going to bring to Jacob's character this year.

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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Lautner may get to keep Jacob role   Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:29 pm

OMT!!! YAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Lautner may get to keep Jacob role   Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:21 pm

OMG!!!!!! I'M SOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!! Everytime I see the movie...Taylor IS Jacob Black for me. I'm so happy for him!!! You can tell how much he really really wanted to continue on and how devoted he has been!!!

CONGRATS TAYLOR!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Lautner may get to keep Jacob role   Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:04 pm

Thank God...in your face Copon! Now lets see how Taylor handles this new side of Jacob. Im just glad we all know now because the waiting was driving me crazy.
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Lautner may get to keep Jacob role   Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:08 am

typing always comes out wrong. when i get in my kinda serious tone it comes across as a bitch. when its not meant that way at all. probably because i am always so retarded and goofy. or should i say when i get into my discussion mind...haha.



when i came home tonight and saw that taylor got it i screamed with joy then jumped up and ran to the kitchen and then back to my office to read the whole thing...lol i just saw taylor gets jacob role and was done. as matt would say.. tam-ran Laughing

next up.... the others.. they are talking about some disney girls for the role of leah? one of them doesn't even look native american! she's flat out got asian in her.. i'm not a hater of asians i just think that all the la push gang should favor the NA side..lol


but nah lets not get all gloaty on coUpon either. even tho i dont' like him and make fun of his name...a few places i was reading tonight have gotten down RIGHT ugly. with him, with taylor and even with edward. that's why i don't want that here. even when we don't agree we aren't fighting and banning folks..lol

some of the places that are excited are posting gifs and some of them had me laughing and i want to share them..haha











but in the end this pic was posted by someone and it sums it all up and is perfect and outshines probably every gif or pic out there!!




you did it taylor.. you did it!

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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Lautner may get to keep Jacob role   Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:03 am

[/b][/quote]Yeap I like that last pic! I had saw that about the girls. That other I just don't think she could pull it off. She is too nice. I mean she has the look more then the other nut I don't know! We'll see. When do you think that they will come out with the rest of the cast?





[quote="Tamran"]typing always comes out wrong. when i get in my kinda serious tone it comes across as a bitch. when its not meant that way at all. probably because i am always so retarded and goofy. or should i say when i get into my discussion mind...haha.



when i came home tonight and saw that taylor got it i screamed with joy then jumped up and ran to the kitchen and then back to my office to read the whole thing...lol i just saw taylor gets jacob role and was done. as matt would say.. tam-ran Laughing

next up.... the others.. they are talking about some disney girls for the role of leah? one of them doesn't even look native american! she's flat out got asian in her.. i'm not a hater of asians i just think that all the la push gang should favor the NA side..lol


but nah lets not get all gloaty on coUpon either. even tho i dont' like him and make fun of his name...a few places i was reading tonight have gotten down RIGHT ugly. with him, with taylor and even with edward. that's why i don't want that here. even when we don't agree we aren't fighting and banning folks..lol

some of the places that are excited are posting gifs and some of them had me laughing and i want to share them..haha











but in the end this pic was posted by someone and it sums it all up and is perfect and outshines probably every gif or pic out there!!




you did it taylor.. you did it!
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Lautner may get to keep Jacob role   Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:11 pm

I love those pics you posted Tam. Too funny.
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Lautner may get to keep Jacob role   Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:26 pm

I agree Tam we shouldnt gloat either way because even if I dont like Copon thats still not cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Lautner may get to keep Jacob role   Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:14 pm

nah it's not.. we can still call him coUpon if we want.. or be like yeah he's a jerk in interviews or whatever... your comment you made was fine as well... in your face..that was a good one!

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