The soon to be hardest working, and highest paid, teen in Hollywood has racked up another franchise.
Taylor Lautner has just been cast as the title character Stretch Armstrong in the Universal Pictures film based on the Hasbro toy.
The studio is giving Stretch superhero powers in the new 3D franchise that is scheduled for release in 2012.
Universal has Universal Pictures Co-Chairman Donna Langley said of Lautner:
“In the past two years, Taylor has emerged as a real star at the global box office. He brings the perfect balance of energy and athleticism to the role of an unlikely superhero with a fantastic super power. We couldn’t be more pleased that he has agreed to be our Stretch.”
Taylor is in Miami this weekend for the Super Bowl where he will participate in the Celebrity Beach Bowl.
Last night he attended the Super Bowl XLIV with Audi at the W Hotel. He’s pictured here with actress Hilary Swank.
Calvin Klein model Kellan Lutz was also at the party.
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