Taylor Lautner, Tracers Promise the 'Hottest Thing on Two Wheels'

So you may have heard that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have business this week at Cannes. Where does that leave Twilight Saga third wheel Taylor Lautner in the post-franchise wilderness? Good question! Because I have no idea what to make of the movie he's attached to at the Cannes Film Market.

Behold Tracers, the announcemnet of which just trickled over the transom at ML HQ. Synopsis emphasis mine, naturally:

FilmNation Entertainment to Handle International Sales Starting at Cannes

Los Angeles, May 14, 2012 – FilmNation Entertainment will introduce the action thriller TRACERS to international buyers at the Cannes Film Festival. From the producers of Twilight and Dear John, TRACERS will star Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga, Abduction) and will be directed by Daniel Benmayor (Bruc, the Manhunt). Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill Entertainment will produce. WME will handle sales in the US.

New York City bicycle messenger, Cam (Lautner) is the hottest thing on two wheels, but is in debt to an organized crime gang. When he crashes his bike into a sexy stranger, Nikki, Cam is immediately seduced by her and the thrill of the world of parkour.

At Cannes, FilmNation Entertainment is also handling international sales on THE BLING RING from director Sofia Coppola. In addition, FilmNation has two in-competition titles: LAWLESS from director John Hillcoat starring Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy; and Jeff Nichols’ MUD which is also produced by FilmNation’s Aaron Ryder, starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon.

"The hottest thing on two wheels"? "Crashes his bike into a sexy stranger"? "The thrill of the world of parkour"? Look out, AbductionTracers will see your crazy and raise you a dated action genre. I can only presume that if you buy the rights to Bling Ring, Lawless, and Mud, FilmNation will throw Tracers in for free, but don't take my word for it. We'll let you know what we find out on the Croisette.

Read all of Movieline's Cannes coverage here.


  • BJ says:


  • LeDouche says:

    I just shat out of my mouth reading this.

  • Natalie says:

    The guy has the charisma of a small potato and can’t act his way out of a paperbag. I hope he won’t be going to Cannes and stay in the doghouse. Third wheel is third wheel.

    • Kate says:

      He is going to Cannes. Gues it really sucks to be you, huh? Always get jealous of other people successes, or is it just when they're so obviously richer, better looking and more popular than you? Third wheel? I know 16,500,000 people who disagree with you.

      • Natalie says:

        He may be going to Cannes, but he will overshadowed once more by the 2 Twilight leads, you know, the real stars of the saga. They have movies in the competition.

  • Natalie says:

    If he didn't have charisma would so many of girls be screaming? He seems down to earth and nice and real life, but was cool and tough as Jacob Black.

  • luckygirl says:

    he is really running out of movies to act in !!!!!!!!!!

  • macy says:

    If they're set on making this kid an action star they should put him in a supporting role in a film like GI Joe or Fast and the Furious or something. He's not ready to carry a movie and no one's ready to pay to see him as an action lead yet.

  • Bob says:

    We would all be best served if we paid $12.00 to sit idly in front of a blank screen for 100 minutes and allow our imaginations to fill in plot details, actors we would love to see and solid directors at the top of their game than ever pay to see this set of over-rated abs and gargantuan Troll teeth try to capture any imagination or brilliantly act without taking his shirt off and running through a green-screened forest. To say he sucks is both an understatement and a shame upon the word "sucks".

  • Karen says:

    Not this no talent again. Why is he going to Cannes? This movie will be produce by the Twilight producers? It is already failed. I hear someone on here talking about all of his millions of screaming female fans. Where are they? They were not around when that awful Abduction was in the theaters last summer. They only want to see him shirtless and that is not going to work for him in other movies if he wants to be taken seriously as an actor. The only good thing about this "Tracer" is that it will probably go straight to DVD and the coffin that is his career will be nail shut. Thank God.

  • Rachel says:

    Taylor is very athletic and started out in Karate. I think he is a good actor and will only get better. I think people are just hating him because of the critics and you need to think for yourself. He won people choice for best break out actor because he did stand out in the Twlight movies.

    • AJ says:

      Are you a idiot? You really dont know what a "good actor" is do you. The people choice awards are not important. They are just a popularity contest and because you win one does not mean that you are a great actor. People like you, who continue to make stupid statements like this, are the reason we will have to see another dumb movie with this dumb actor. He will never ever be a movie star. HE CANT ACT!

      • Natalie says:

        Why do you sound so angry? I should have a mind of my own and think like you. It is subjective. My mom told me that everyone said that Leonardo Diaprio couldn't act, and their were hate web sites about him after all the hype of Titanic. The critics hated his follow up movies the Beach and Man in an Iron Mask. Now everyone realizes he is one of the best actors. Taylor Lautner is not at Leo, but he is as good as most of the actors out their and is getting a lot of crap. I like a lot of different actors. Peace.

  • Dania says:

    I like Taylor and am excited he will be in another movie. I think he seems like a very good person. I enjoyed the scenes between him and Kristin the most and the Twlight movies because they seemed like real kids hanging out.

  • Chizster says:

    Why is every one hating on him for! You never know what could happen in the next to years! I would laugh so hard if that eneded up being one of you haters favourite film! dont hate what you dont know about! Chizstar out!

  • chanda w. says:

    I know this post is a couple of months old, but I had to comment on the ongoing backlash at Taylor L. Is the anger because he put most grown men to shame when he shows his beautiful body or is the beautiful smile and oozing confidence....when he's being interviewed. He is only 20 and has accomplished more than those twice his age ever will. He's beautiful, gracious and strong minded...the only reason I enjoy the twilight sagas is because of him.

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