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Michael Bay & Taylor Lautner Pitching Studios On 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' & 'Wanted' Styled Project

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 16, 2011 at 8:11AM

Everyone wants to be in the Taylor Lautner business these days. He's got a following thanks to "Twilight," he's got a buff bod, good looks and is non-threatening, which makes him appealing to a big swath of mainstream America. He's being groomed to be an A-list action star and he's already got John Singleton's "Abduction" set to hit later this year, and the futuristic fantasy pic "Incarceron" in development among a handful of projects with his name attached. But now he's set to team with the biggest action director of them all: Michael Bay.
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Everyone wants to be in the Taylor Lautner business these days. He's got a following thanks to "Twilight," he's got a buff bod, good looks and is non-threatening, which makes him appealing to a big swath of mainstream America. He's being groomed to be an A-list action star and he's already got John Singleton's "Abduction" set to hit later this year, and the futuristic fantasy pic "Incarceron" in development among a handful of projects with his name attached. But now he's set to team with the biggest action director of them all: Michael Bay.

Deadline reports that Team Bay-Lautner have sent out a script for all the studios to battle over. Details on what such a collaboration could possibly bear are being kept under wraps but it's said to be (quite generically) somewhere between "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" and "Wanted." So basically, it's like any other run-of-the-mill action pic, but with Bay-styled explosions and Victoria Secret models we presume.

Team Bay-Lautner aren't reducing themselves to shucking around town and grovelling at the feet of executives, but they will be in town, on respective breaks from "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" and "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" to meet with any honchos who want to chat. Can the world handle the awe-inspiring power of Bay/Lautner? We can hardly contain our indifference.

This article is related to: Actors, Michael Bay, Taylor Lautner


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