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It's Official! Taylor Lautner To Return as Jacob in New Moon

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The search for the new Jacob is over.

They're sticking with the old dude!

Twilight author Stephanie Meyer just confirmed the casting news on her official website.

Stephanie posted the following note from New Moon director Chris Weitz :

"I'm very happy to announce that Taylor Lautner will be playing Jacob Black in New Moon and that he's doing so with the enthusiastic support of Summit Entertainment, the producers, and Stephenie Meyer.

The characters in Stephenie's books go through extraordinary changes of circumstance and also appearance; so it is not surprising that there has been speculation about whether the same actor would portray a character who changes in so many surprising ways throughout the series. But it was my first instinct that Taylor was, is, and should be Jacob, and that the books would be best served by the actor who is emotionally right for the part. I think that fans of Twilight the book and the movie will be surprised by the Jacob Black that Taylor will bring to the screen in New Moon; and I'm looking forward to working with him and the rest of the cast in realizing the film.

very best

Chris Weitz"

Meyer herself had the following to say:

"I'd just like to add that I was very much a part of this decision. My first priority was always what was best for New Moon—what was going to give us the best possible movie. I'm truly thrilled that Taylor was the one who proved to the director, to Summit, and to me that he is the best possible Jacob we could have. And I'm very much looking forward to seeing what he's going to bring to Jacob's character this year.

- Steph"

What do U think about this news????

Happy??? Sad??? Indifferent????

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507 comments to “It's Official! Taylor Lautner To Return as Jacob in New Moon

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  1. 501

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE TAYLOR LAUNTER

  2. Neal says – reply to this


    Good but jeez poor guy from the book so many haircuts :-(
    Not to mention all the height and body changes they will have to costume :-(

    Jeez when will people give Kristen a break from reading the novels she seems suited to the part and can only get better as the tory goes.
    Not to mention she does have talent…

    As long as Pattinson and meyer stay on the project alls coool

  3. 503

    yay hes a sxc boi, bu im more of an edward fan! team cullen sorry

  4. 504

    Still not "towering"!

  5. 505

    YES YES YES YES!!!!!
    im late to say anything about it cuz i had some trouble with my account but when i saw this i was screaming and i hugged the screen and a nice tear came out.

  6. 506

    YAYYYY!!!!!!!! love him!

  7. 507

    thank god
    aand yes i agree, melissa rosenberg isnt the best
    it was too "stiff"

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