How is it that actors we love and respect continue to sign on for Abduction? The film will be directed by John Singleton and will feature Taylor Lautner in the lead. It’s a star vehicle in every sense of the word, which means that the ridiculously talented cast will have to play second fiddle to the youngster and his abs. The latest victim to sign on is Alien and Avatar favorite Sigourney Weaver.

Abduction centers on a young man who discovers that the parents who raised him aren’t his real folks, a revelation that triggers events and leaves him running for his life. Lautner plays the man in question, while Alfred Molina portrays a C.I.A. agent hot on his trail. The Blind Side’s Lily Collins also makes an appearance as Lautner’s girlfriend.

Weaver will play a psychiatrist who tries to help Lautner’s character. Apparently his journey into the past starts when he discovers his own baby picture on a missing persons website. Cue the suspenseful music! Abduction was written by Shawn Christensen and production is scheduled to begin next month in Pittsburgh [July].

What do you think of Weaver joining the cast of Abduction? How is the film shaping up so far?

Source: Variety