Taylor Lautner to Play Stretch Armstrong

February 8, 2010 By:
Taylor Lautner to Play Stretch Armstrong

Twilight cutie Taylor Lautner is set to stretch into his latest role. He's been cast in the title role of "Stretch Armstrong," Universal Pictures confirmed to Access Hollywood.

Lautner will stretch into the rubbery hero in a the flick, which is set to be released in 3-D in 2012.

"In the past two years, Taylor has emerged as a real star at the global box office. He brings the perfect balance of energy and athleticism to the role of an unlikely super hero with a fantastic super power," Universal Pictures co-chairman Donna Langley said in a statement to Access.

"We couldn't be more pleased that he has agreed to be our Stretch."

Luckily shooting doesn't start for a while so Lautner will get to finish up the other gazillion projects he's working on. He's already signed on for roles like "Max Steel" as well as the films "Northern Lights" and "Cancun," a film centered on his martial-arts skills. What a busy boy!