Taylor Lautner to work with Gus Van Sant

November 2nd, 2011

Taylor Lautner is set to join up with director Gus Van Sant for a small-budget independent movie.

The 'Abduction' actor is close to agreeing a deal to team up with the 'Milk' filmmaker on a movie based on a non-fiction article in The New Yorker magazine that the 'Twilight' star has optioned.

The 19-year-old Hollywood hunk is expected to take his career in a new direction with the project, which is set to be produced via his Quick Six production company, which he runs with his father Dan Lautner.

Plot details of the movie are yet to be disclosed, but it is thought filming is planned for the first quarter of next year.

The movie is expected to differ from the 'Twilight Saga' franchise, in which the Hollywood actor portrays werewolf Jacob Black.

Earlier this year, Taylor starred in 'Abduction' - which tells the story of a boy who finds his image in a missing person's file.

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1', the penultimate movie in the vampire franchise, is set to hit screens on November 18.