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The man who will turn Taylor Lautner into an action star has been found.

Variety reports that John Singleton ('Four Brothers') will direct Lionsgate's 'Bourne'-style action thriller 'Abduction.' The film will star 'Twilight' heartthrob Lautner as a young man who enters a world of adventure and intrigue after he discovers his own baby picture on a missing persons Web site.

The spec script, written by Shawn Christensen and based on an idea by Jeremy Bell, had several studios engaged in a bidding war last month, with Lionsgate finally emerging as the winner. Lautner's own production company, Tailor Made, will co-produce with Gotham Group and Vertigo, with shooting to commence in Pittsburgh in July. The man who will turn Taylor Lautner into an action star has been found.

Variety reports that John Singleton ('Four Brothers') will direct Lionsgate's 'Bourne'-style action thriller 'Abduction.' The film will star 'Twilight' heartthrob Lautner as a young man who enters a world of adventure and intrigue after he discovers his own baby picture on a missing persons Web site.

The spec script, written by Shawn Christensen and based on an idea by Jeremy Bell, had several studios engaged in a bidding war last month, with Lionsgate finally emerging as the winner. Lautner's own production company, Tailor Made, will co-produce with Gotham Group and Vertigo, with shooting to commence in Pittsburgh in July.

John Singleton's other directing credits include 'Boyz 'N The Hood,' for which he received an Oscar nomination in 1991, 'Baby Boy' and '2 Fast 2 Furious.' Taylor Lautner will next be seen reprising his role as Jacob Black in the third installment of the 'Twilight' series, 'Eclipse,' opening June 30. (Watch the trailer here.)

As we previously reported, Lautner has been a hot commodity in recent weeks -- and not just among the Twihards. In addition to 'Abduction' and 'Eclipse,' Lautner will star in the upcoming big screen adaptation of 'Stretch Armstrong.' He was also attached to star in 'Max Steel,' but turned it down so that he could focus on 'Stretch.'