Taylor Lautner

Taylor Lautner is about to stretch his acting muscles. The Twilight star has been cast in the title role of the upcoming action film Stretch Armstrong, Variety reports.

The film will be shot in 3-D and is set for an April 2012 release. But fans won't have to wait that long to catch Lautner, 17, on the big screen. He'll be in theaters Friday alongside Taylor Swift as part of the ensemble cast of Valentine's Day. Plus, he has two more Twilight movies and action film Max Steel on the way.

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Stretch Armstrong, based on the 1970s action figure, will be produced by the game company Hasbro and Brian Grazer.