Team Jacob Becomes “Stretch Armstrong”

“Twilight” hunk Taylor Lautner has been officially confirmed to play the title character in “Stretch Armstrong 3D” for Universal Pictures.

The film itself will be released in 2012, a little later than estimated but done to give the filmmakers time to “shape the project into a 3-D superhero adventure and to accommodate Lautner’s existing commitments” according to a press release.

Universal co-chairman Donna Langley says “In the past two years, Taylor has emerged as a real star at the global box office. He brings the perfect balance of energy and athleticism to the role of an unlikely super hero with a fantastic super power. We couldn’t be more pleased that he has agreed to be our Stretch.”

Steve Oedekerk (“Bruce Almighty”) penned the script while Brian Goldner and Bennet Schneir will produce.