The “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” star is set to appear in the film in a key, “fun” role opposite Sandler and company.
Lautner, who rose to fame as the teen wolf Jacob in the Twilight films, will make an appearance in a “fun” role, in which he goes toe-to-toe with Sandler, according to sources.
Joining the project might be a canny move for the actor, who is seeking to position himself for a post-Twilight career. He already starred in an action movie (Abduction, which disappointed in the U.S. but grossed $82 million worldwide) and is attached to star in an independent film set to be directed by Gus Van Sant. Associating himself with a potential blockbuster comedy franchise is a nice counterbalance. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2, the final installment in the series, hits theaters in November.