Twilight's Shirtless Werewolf Spies A Stretch For New MovieS

Not content with playing a pouting werewolf in the Twilight movies and signing on to flesh out CGI cartoon hero Max Steel for the big screen, Taylor Lautner has decided to stretch himself with his latest superheroic role... literally.

Lautner will play Stretch Armstrong in the often-discussed movie version of the old-school toy. The movie, currently being developed by Stretch owners Hasbro and movie house Imagine for Universal, will play Stretch as an uptight spy who has to adjust to his new powers; it's a role that Universal co-chairman Donna Langley thinks Lautner is ideal for:

In the past two years, Taylor has emerged as a real star at the global boxoffice. He brings the perfect balance of energy and athleticism to the role of an unlikely super hero with a fantastic super power.

Are energy and athleticism really things that balance each other out? Aren't they both on the same side, attribute-wise?

Stretch Armstrong is aimed for a 2012 release.

Taylor Lautner to star as 'Stretch Armstrong' [HeatVision Blog]