The pitch for new movie Abduction reads like a recipe for teen success, with hearthrob actor Taylor Lautner playing a young man who discovers a photo of himself on a missing persons website.
The 19-year-old star of the Twilight vampire films was full of energy at the LA premiere. Speaking of the event he said: “Exited, nervous. Excitement is definitely taking over, because I have been waiting for so long for this moment and I can’t believe it’s finally here.”
Lautner’s character is unwittingly thrust into a deadly world of covert espionage.
Director John Singleton was delighted with the young actor’s performance.
“He wasn’t stuck on himself, like, ‘I don’t want to do that.’ He did everything. He wanted to do stuff that we were nervous of him doing. I think that’s what really makes this movie. In these action movies you want a sense of jeopardy. That’s where he would get up and gave that in this movie,” Singleton said.
Co-star Lily Collins also had fun doing her own stunts: “I just knew that I had to up my game, and I’ve always been about doing my own stunts as well. I love action. So I thought I am just going to go with it. Full force.”
Sigourney Weaver is the tough talking doctor who helps the teenage due out of trouble.
Asked about Lautner’s performance, she was full of praise: “Well I don’t think I need to rate anyone but I thought he brought the perfect combination of knowledge and innocence to it, really.”
Abduction is on release across Europe this month and next.