For Taylor Lautner, there's comedy after supernatural romance.
"Grown Ups" told the story of a group of childhood friends who reunite as adults at the funeral of their high school basketball coach. While ultimately nothing special, the 2010 film ended up being one of Sandler's biggest hits, grossing $162 million domestically and $271 million worldwide.
Lautner will reportedly be making an appearance in a "fun" role in which he goes toe-to-toe with Sandler, according to sources. Our guess is it's some sort of competition in which Sandler has to save face and show a young whippersnapper (Lautner) that he's still got what it takes. Sandler will probably speak in a funny voice as he does so.
Lautner joins "Project X" star Oliver Cooper as one of the younger members of the "Grown Ups 2" ensemble. The "grown-up" members of the original cast, including Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Maya Rudolph and Salma Hayek, are all attached to return.
Taylor Lautner has been scoring some interesting gigs as the "Twilight" franchise prepares to come to a close, including a role in an untitled indie set to be directed by Gus Van Sant. He'll appear as Jacob Black one final time in "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," opening Nov. 16.
Production on "Grown Ups 2" will commence later this year under the direction of Adam Sandler's eternal yes-man, Dennis Dugan.