Taylor Lautner Under Tom Cruise’s “Lights”

17-year-old Twilight Saga co-star Taylor Lautner is tipped to star in the Tom Cruise thriller “Northern Lights” at Skydance Productions reports Deadline Hollywood.

The story follows a gifted, young, aerobatics pilot (Lautner) who faces off with his controlling, billionaire father (Cruise) and falls in love with a gifted, female pilot.

John Moore (“Max Payne,” “Behind Enemy Lines”) directs the project which David Ellison will produce. Paramount has a first look option on the project which begins filming April 1st.

The deal is said to be worth $7.5 million, making Lautner easily the highest paid Hollywood teenage actor around.