Taylor Lautner Confirmed To Play Jacob Black In New Moon
When I read that Taylor will play and stay as Jacob in the New Moon movie, I was beyond happy! I think Taylor is the best possible actor to play as Jacob, and no one else. It would definitely upset me if they change anyone from the existing cast. For the excerpt taken from the official site of Her Highness Stephenie Meyer, from the director of New Moon himself Chris Weitz, see entry below:
I’m very happy to announce that Taylor Lautner will be playing Jacob Black in New Moon and that he’s doing so with the enthusiastic support of Summit Entertainment, the producers, and Stephenie Meyer.
The characters in Stephenie’s books go through extraordinary changes of circumstance and also appearance; so it is not surprising that there has been speculation about whether the same actor would portray a character who changes in so many surprising ways throughout the series. But it was my first instinct that Taylor was, is, and should be Jacob, and that the books would be best served by the actor who is emotionally right for the part. I think that fans of Twilight the book and the movie will be surprised by the Jacob Black that Taylor will bring to the screen in New Moon; and I’m looking forward to working with him and the rest of the cast in realizing the film.