EXCLUSIVE: Just in time for this week’s start of the Cannes Film Festival, Taylor Lautner has been set to star in Tracers, an action thriller that FilmNation Entertainment’s Glen Basner will unveil to international buyers. Directed by Daniel Benmayor (Bruc, The Manhunt), Tracers reunites Lautner with Twilight Saga producers Mary Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill Entertainment. WME is repping the domestic distribution rights.
Lautner will play Cam, a messenger in New York City who is a wiz on a bike but who’s in debt to an organized crime gang. He crashes his bike into a sexy stranger and is seduced by her and the thrill of the world of parkour that she introduces him to. The buzz has begun spreading on the film and there is bidding among a number of territories. It is also very possible that a domestic deal will be made quickly. “We’ve had great successes making films for this audience and believe this project will continue our solid track record,” Bowen said. Godfrey added that “We had a remarkable experience with Taylor on Twilight and look forward to bringing Cam to life.” Lautner’s next pic, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2, will be released November 16.
FilmNation will also be selling the Soflia Coppola-directed The Bling Ring and the Pedro Almodovar-directed Los Amantes Pasajeros; as well as the competition titles the John Hillcoat-directed Lawless with Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy, and the Jeff Nichols-directed Mud with Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon.