Ever since the first “Twilight” film was released — kicking off the phenomenon that has included record-breaking box-office numbers, fainting fans, megawatt premieres, etc. — the suddenly superstar cast has been catapulted into a spotlight none of them saw coming. As such, the actors are very much in demand and currently working on a number of projects.
When Nikki Reed stopped by MTV News recently to discuss her film “Last Day of Summer,” we asked her which of her co-stars’ upcoming films she’s most excited to see.
“All of them,” she said. “I love Taylor [Lautner] so much, and I’m so proud of him and what he’s doing. He’s making a great movie in Pittsburgh right now,” she said, referring to the John Singleton-directed action thriller “Abduction.”
“I’m excited about Rob [Pattinson]’s movie ‘Water for Elephants,’ ” she added. “I think he’s going to be phenomenal in that, and Kristen [Stewart] is doing an amazing film [‘On the Road’]. Elizabeth Reaser just did a movie called ‘Homework’ with Michael Angarano, who’s a really good friend of mine, and Emma Roberts that I’m excited about.”
Reed and her co-stars have so many projects going that she was hard-pressed to remember everyone’s work schedule. “We all root for each other,” she said.
Speaking of which, the multi-talented and multi-tasking actress, who recently directed Sage’s music video for “Edie Sedgwick,” lit up at our question about whether she would consider directing a music video for her co-star Jackson Rathbone’s band, 100 Monkeys.
“Would I ever! Jackson and I are on the phone every other day, because we’re trying to find a movie to do together. I forgot to mention him — his band is skyrocketing. It’s amazing,” she gushed. “I would be honored. I don’t want to take the position: ‘Would I ever.’ If he would ever let me, yeah. I love them.”
In a suit filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Lautner claims his dad, Dan Lautner, negotiated with the Irvine, Calif.-based McMahon’s RV dealership to deliver a $300,000 customized 2006 Affinity Country Coach RV by a June deadline so the star wouldn’t have to rough it on the set of the thriller “Abduction.”
But the deadline allegedly passed, causing Lautner and his Shark Kid Entertainment to sue for breach of contract and fraud. He’s seeking unspecified damages.
Considering that Lautner is scheduled to spend most of the winter in Louisiana filming the third and fourth installments of “Twilight,” Twi-hards will be hoping that this dispute gets resolved quickly.
LOS ANGELES – Taylor Lautner is suing an RV dealership he claims didn’t deliver a customized coach in time for use on his current movie shoot.
The star of the “Twilight” series sued the Irvine, Calif., dealership of McMahon’s RV in Los Angeles on Monday. The lawsuit claims McMahon’s missed a June deadline to deliver a $300,000 customized 2006 Affinity Country Coach RV.
The lawsuit doesn’t specify what special features the 18-year-old wanted for the RV, which would serve as his dressing room. He is currently filming the action-thriller “Abduction” and is reprising his role as Jacob Black in the two-part “Twilight finale, “Breaking Dawn.”
A phone message left at the McMahon’s dealership Monday was not immediately returned.
Like a bloodthirsty vampire, “Abduction” has an unquenchable need for … more extras.
This time, the Taylor Lautner thriller, being directed by John Singleton in Pittsburgh, needs 1,000 extras for Thursday and Friday. Anyone over 18 can apply by sending a photo, name, phone number and date of birth to email@example.com as soon as possible.
Extras will be paid.
Source: Post Gazette
The latest news in the Abduction Open Thread is that there are signs for ABX (Abduction) at Station Square.
Thanks Julia, for the comment in our previous post!
I was on set with Taylor today – what a blast! It was my first time on a movie set and what better way than on Taylor’s big breakout action movie on his own! I felt very lucky to have that opportunity. Seeing him do his job was incredible, and I got to stand in for the iconic Sigourney Weaver – how awesome was that?! The crew and other extras were very nice, it was a very pleasant first time for me. I wish I had a photo or some meaningful contact with Tay, but he was on the job and it was strictly business, totally understandable. I was just glad I could be that close to him and watch him and the others work on this cool movie!
Abduction, starring Taylor Lautner, continues filming at Jefferson Hospital in Pittsburgh through Friday, 8.13
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Taylor Lautner is currently in Pittsburgh filming his new movie Abduction. What is supposed to be a drama free environment, filled with filming, signing autographs, posing for pictures. Has now created a stir, as Taylor has been drug into controversy that had already surrounded the PA town of Forward Township –
Long before actor Taylor Lautner showed up in Forward Township to film the new movie “Abduction,” friction existed between the Police Department and a township supervisor.But the bad blood grew worse when Forward Township Supervisor Tom DeRosa was scolded for trying to take a picture of Lautner, and police refused to help him take action against the production crew.”We have a police force right now that is dysfunctional,” DeRosa told Channel 4 Action News’ Jim Parsons.
DeRosa said he tried last month to snap a photo of Lautner for his 13-year-old daughter.
Long before actor Taylor Lautner showed up in Forward Township to film the new movie “Abduction,” friction existed between the Police Department and a township supervisor. But the bad blood grew worse when Forward Township Supervisor Tom DeRosa was scolded for trying to take a picture of Lautner, and police refused to help him take action against the production crew.
“We have a police force right now that is dysfunctional,” DeRosa told Channel 4 Action News’ Jim Parsons.
DeRosa said he tried last month to snap a photo of Lautner for his 13-year-old daughter.
“He said, ‘You took a picture this morning of my son,'” DeRosa said.
“This was Taylor Lautner’s father?” Parsons asked.
“His father,” DeRosa said. “I said, ‘Oh, bud, I didn’t know that.’ I said, ‘I didn’t know I couldn’t take a picture.’ … He said, ‘I want you to leave.’ I’m in the township that I basically oversee, they’re strangers from California, interrupt our traffic, interrupt our people, were rude as you could get, and they tell me to leave.”
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DeRosa told Parsons that he threatened to tow the film crew’s vehicles out of a municipal park unless they paid a $500 fee to the township. Forward Township police Officer Jason Miller said that when officers refused to help DeRosa, he used cars from his private dealership.
“In essence, they blocked that park in so that company could not move their property until they paid money to the township,” said Miller, who called it “extortion.”
Miller said DeRosa took revenge on the Police Department after that by seizing department computers, ordering officers to sit in their patrol cars for their entire shifts and no idling engines, meaning no air conditioning in 90-degree weather.
Miller said DeRosa interfered with a speeding ticket that he wrote to the supervisor’s friend. Miller said the situation reached a breaking point Wednesday when DeRosa demanded to know his private cell phone number.
“And when I refused, they told me to take your gun off, take your badge off, give me your keys, you’re done,” said Miller.
Miller was fired after 11 years on the job. DeRosa admitted to firing him because he refused to reveal his cell phone number.
Source: The Pittsburgh Channel
Aug. 03–In Sutersville, a town of fewer than 700 people, the upcoming presence of a movie star is not easy to hide.
Rumors have been spreading since June about filming of the movie “Abduction” in Sutersville, a borough along the Youghiogheny River in the southwest corner of Westmoreland County that borders Allegheny County.
Shooting will begin there sometime this week.
Fans on blogs are abuzz with the news, posting directions to the tiny town and warning about tight security.
Taylor Lautner, well-known for his role as werewolf Jacob Black in the “Twilight” series, will star in “Abduction,” being directed by John Singleton to tell the tale of a young man who discovers his baby picture on a missing person’s website.
The 18-year-old star has attracted attention throughout the Pittsburgh area as filming has been under way in areas of Forward Township and Mt. Lebanon, where the actor is staying.
Lautner has made surprise appearances to greet fans — many of them teenage girls — at Hampton High School and the Loews movie theater at the Waterfront.
Source: Insurance News Net / Thanks Jeanne!