Twilight heartthrob Taylor Lautner is close to a deal to star in an independent film to be directed by Gus Van Sant (Milk, Howl), THR reports. The as-yet-untitled film is based on a New Yorker article Lautner optioned. THR offers no specifics on the article upon which the film will be based, but we're hoping it's this one.
Though the film currently lacks a script -- or a screenwriter, for that matter -- the filmmakers are supposedly planning for a first quarter 2012 start of production.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Taylor Lautner was last seen in the conspiracy thriller Abduction, which took quite a beating from critics. He'll next be seen in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1, which should fare a little better (at the box office, at least.) Click below for more images of the popular young actor: