Now that ‘Twilight’ star Taylor Lautner has shown off his action skills in the upcoming film ‘Abduction’ it seems that production houses are starting to take him seriously as an action star.
Casting for the surprise hit ‘The Expendables’ has begun and although the original film’s focus was on aging action heroes, the casting crew is looking in Taylor’s direction.
Donnie Yen has also been offered a part in the ‘Expendable’s’ sequel and John Travolta, Chuck Norris, and Jean-Claude Van Damme are also rumored to be part of the cast. Also on the production company’s wish list are actor’s Christian Slater, Christopher Lambert and Nicolas Cage.
One thing that Sylvester Stallone has always maintained is that he wants some new faces for the sequel and it is looking like it might be Lautner. Lionsgate is really happy with what Taylor did in ‘Abduction’ and they are really rooting for him to be in this film.
We’ve also heard Ryan Seacrest’s name thrown around for the ‘Expendable’s’ sequel, but we’re not sure if that’s going to happen or what role he would have in the film.
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