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Taylor Lautner Joins Grown Ups 2
He's on for Adam Sandler's sequel

05 April 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Taylor Lautner Joins Grown Ups 2

Taylor Lautner. Adam Sandler. The sequel to Grown Ups. Frankly, the only way this movie could become any more likely to be beaten up is if A) they announce it’ll be released as a piñata instead of a movie or B) they somehow manage to convince Michael Bay to co-produce and switch Sandler’s origin to that of an extra-terrestrial. But it’s true: the wolfy one has indeed signed on to the Sandler comedy.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lautner’s role won’t quite be a lead, but he will apparently crop up in a “fun” role and go toe-to-toe with Sandler.

From the sounds of it, Sandler has rounded up most of the original cast, with Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Maya Rudolph and Salma Hayek all set to return, and Dennis Dugan once more on directing patrol. There’s no word on a plot yet, but given that this is Sandler in get-my-friends-together-and-have-fun-mode, is there much need for a plot?

Though the first movie didn’t exactly go over big with critics, it managed a healthy haul at the box office, taking in $271 million worldwide, so there’s clearly an audience. Lautner might get some mileage out of sending up his image and showing he can do comedy (assuming he pulls it off) and the producers won’t hurt their chances if they can lure some of his fan base along for the ride.

Still, you can bet that someone is already trying to find out when Sandler and Lautner will share the set, and launching a Kickstarter fund to hire an unmanned drone to carry out a targeted strike. Watch the skies, gentlemen.


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RE: Taylor Lautner Joins Grown Ups 2
I don't even know what to say about something like this. I guess as long as vapid 'stars' without talent are expending their energies on unneeded sequels to unfunny comedies, then more worthwhile movies are at least safe from suffering from the casting of Taylor Lautners. Yay? More

Posted by King of Kafiristan at 16:56 on 07 April 2012 | Report This Post

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Good move for him. Join a successful film guaranteed to do well at the box office. His career has taken a bit of a slump so doing this makes sense. More

Posted by princessa at 16:35 on 07 April 2012 | Report This Post

I think he should play Magnus Carlson in a biopic. More

Posted by LSJShez at 18:24 on 05 April 2012 | Report This Post

Bye bye
Lautners career found dead in a year... More

Posted by TOPOI at 14:22 on 05 April 2012 | Report This Post

no
first one was shit .i only laughed once in the original.kids walk in to room and say "what that big black thing on the back of the t.v (a time before plasm'a and lcd t.v's).won't waste my money on this. More

Posted by revanmalak at 10:58 on 05 April 2012 | Report This Post

This article - how not to sell a movie. More

Posted by Whistler at 09:13 on 05 April 2012 | Report This Post

Eeeeuw
I've just been sick in my mouth a little bit whilst reading that. More

Posted by danielcharlwood at 07:23 on 05 April 2012 | Report This Post

Eeeeuw
I've just been sick in my mouth a little bit whilst reading that. More

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