'Stretch Armstrong' secures writer and director

Stretch Armstrong — starring one Taylor Lautner — is becoming more of a reality as Universal Pictures attaches both a writer and a director to the property based on the beloved Hasbro toy from the ’70s and ’80s. Rob Letterman, the director behind last year’s animated hit Monsters vs. Aliens, will pair with Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), who just finished directing Get Him to the Greek. The two recently worked together on Twentieth Century Fox’s upcoming winter pic Gulliver’s Travels, with Stoller writing the latest draft of the film that Letterman directed. (He shares credit on Gulliver’s with Joe Stillman.) In the case of Stretch, Stoller will do a rewrite of the original screenplay from Steve Oedekerk.

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    Taylor Lautner is a talentless douche. All you creppy middle aged moms who love him, get a life. Its okay for 8-12 year old girls to like him, they don’t know any better.

  • quagmire

    This has suck written all over it.

  • Carly

    I still understand why they are making a movie based on this toy. Maybe I just didn’t understand the “craze” of this toy, but a movie? Really? And Taylor Lautner has a lot of potential in the film industry. And starring in this film is just going to bring him down. Didn’t he say he wants a film career akin to Matt Damon? Would Matt Damon do the Stretch Armstrong movie?????

  • terry

    I wish MGM were developing this movie.

    • Nan

      GOOD ONE!

  • Jeremiah

    I’d love to see Benicio Del Toro’s Wolfman swipe Taylor’s head clean off. That would make my day.

  • Lucas

    don’t try to understand casting choices by actors. they don’t always make sense on the surface. sometimes they do what seems like a suck project cause of the chance to work with a particular director or actor. sometimes it can be as a favor to a friend. for all we know, this is being cast by someone that Taylor knows. like the same casting office that handled Twilight. so he said yes when they really wanted him for the role as a way of paying them back for putting him in the role (and fighting to keep him in it). cause face it, without Twilight’s press either gent or the lady would have as many folks beating down doors as they do now

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