Singer Wanted Lautner For X-Men: First Class

July 19, 2010 by  
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taylor300X-Men: First Class producer Bryan Singer has revealed that he wanted The Twilight Saga star Taylor Lautner to join the cast of the new film, but a clash of schedules prevented a deal from materialising.

“I wanted Taylor to do it, I really did. He’d doing a movie in Pittsburgh called Abduction and then he’s got the next Twilight movie. We talked about it a lot, he is a friend, and I really wanted to make it work. It just doesn’t look like it’s possible to do it,” Singer told Blastr.

Lautner, who plays werewolf Jacob in the Twilight films, would have joined a cast that includes James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Alice Eve, Nicholas Hoult and Kevin Bacon. The film will be directed by Kick-Ass’ Matthew Vaughn, while Jonathan Ross’ wife Jane Goldman has penned the script.

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