Taylor Lautner is rumoured to be starring in Gus Van Sant's next film.
The Twilight star is said to be "finalising a deal" on a small-budget film - based on a non-fiction article in The New Yorker magazine - as he prepares to move into arthouse territory with the Oscar-nominated filmmaker, said The Hollywood Reporter.
The 19-year-old would also produce the project via Quick Six, the production company he runs with father Dan Lautner.
Shooting would be expected to start in spring 2012.
Taylor, who starred in action thriller Abduction, is set to reprise his famous role as werewolf Jacob Black in the two-part finale of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, with part one hitting UK screens this month.