When Taylor Lautner ripped off his shirt countless times in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, women of all ages swooned for the new found muscled figure he had cultivated between movies. Nothing was more creepy, however, than Lautner’s recount on “The Jay Leno Show” about the time a 40-ish woman, accompanied by an embarrassed daughter, told the 17-year-old actor she wanted him to autograph her panties.
Which is why the new possible starring vehicle for Lautner hits close to home. According to E! Online, the sought-after teen phenom may be up for the lead in a remake of Vision Quest, a cheeseball 1985 movie about a high school wrestler who falls for an older woman. Matthew Modine starred in the original alongside the feature debuts of Linda Fiorentino and Madonna.
Twilight producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen are developing the onesie to fit Lautner, as well as a Taken-style action movie set in Cancun for him to bust out more stunts and ab shots. He’s also signed to play Max Steel in an adaptation of the Mattel action figure line.
My favorite part of this story, though, is that Empire mixed up Taylor Swift and Taylor Hicks, calling the latter and American Idol winner Lautner’s “current squeeze.” I guess I’m not the only one who mixes up the Taylors on occasion. Just last week I called him Johnathan Taylor Thomas. What ever happened to that guy, any way?