Belfast Telegraph

Lautner to be Boogie Nights' Dirk

Taylor Lautner is to play porn star Dirk Diggler in a live reading of the film Boogie Nights.

The Twilight heartthrob will be the dishwasher-turned-porn star - the role originated by Mark Wahlberg in the 1997 movie - in Jason Reitman's live reading at Film Independent at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, reported The Wrap.

Judy Greer will take over the role of Amber Waves from her Carrie co-star Julianne Moore.

Filmmaker Jason revealed some of the other castings on Twitter.

They include Mae Whitman as Rollergirl, the part played by Heather Graham, and Kevin Pollak as The Colonel, who was played on the big screen by Robert Ridgely.

Jim Rash, Jarod Einsohn and Jurnee Smollett also have parts.

Jason's live readings of classic screenplays are becoming very popular.

He held a live reading of Boogie Nights during the Toronto International Film Festival, with Jesse Eisenberg as Dirk Diggler.


From Belfast Telegraph