The people responsible for director John Singleton’s [movie id="40041"]“Abduction”[/movie] are starting to come together, as Deadline Hollywood reports that [movie id="233820"]“Spider-Man 2″[/movie] actor Alfred Molina will join “Twilight” star Taylor Lautner for the upcoming action thriller.
“Abduction” tells the story of a teenager (Lautner) who discovers that the parents who raised him are not his biological parents after all. When he reaches out to his birth parents, the hero finds himself tangled up in a web of deception, danger and espionage as he runs for his life.
According to Deadline, Molina will play the role of “a dogged CIA agent who is one step behind Lautner but determined to bring him in alive.” The previously cast Lily Collins, who starred in last year’s “The Blind Side,” joins Lautner on the run as his character’s love interest.
Molina will next be seen on the big screen alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in director Mike Newell’s “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” based on the hit video game franchise. He also stars as Maxim Horvath opposite Nicolas Cage in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” set for release later this year. In 2004, Molina performed his highest-profile role to date as mad scientist Otto Octavius, a.k.a. Doc Ock, in the second “Spider-Man” film.
“Abduction” is just one of many film projects currently in the works for Lautner. He’s also signed on to starring roles in martial-arts thriller “Cancun” and superhero film “Stretch Armstrong,” based on the action-figure franchise from Hasbro. He’ll also reprise his role as Jacob Black for “Breaking Dawn,” the final installment in the “Twilight” series, directed by Bill Condon .
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