How Do You Make ‘Grown Ups 2′ Sound Less Appealing? Just Add Taylor Lautner
'Grown Ups 2' will bring back everyone from the first film, including Salma Hayek, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Adam Sandler, Rob Schnieder and David Spade, but it looks like - to spice things up - they're adding a new cast member to the mix: 'Twilight' Star Taylor Lautner.
This news is coming from The Hollywood Reporter, who say Lautner is in negotiations to star in the Dennis Dugan directed sequel. He'll be playing someone going toe-to-toe with Sandler, which means it's likely they will be in some sort of competition, either while on vacation or at work.
Having seen 'Abduction,' it's fair to say that Lautner is a on-screen vacuum who is easily out-acted by inanimate objects. In that film, Lautner is asked to act drunk, shy, concerned, interested and sad and fails at all of them. But the 'Twilight' films turned him into a super-star, so he's going to bounce from role to role until he goes direct-to video.
All things considered, this is a smart move for him. The film should do great business and it won't be on his shoulders, while if he does anything funny it will show he has some range. And with the last of the 'Twilight' films due out later this year, it's time to cash in now.