While Taylor Lautner achieved stardom for his role in the Twilight Saga as a hunky werewolf, the now 17-year-old actor has landed himself yet another action packed gig in Stretch Armstrong.

Based on the Hasbro action-figure toy, Taylor will be joining the cast of the new Universal Pictures flick, set to be released in 2012, as the beefed-up stretchable character.

“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,” Donna Langley of Universal revealed to E! Online of Taylor’s new role.

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Taylor made his debut in the first installment of Twilight, but packed on the muscle for New Moon, where he showed off his brand new set of abs for the first time.

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Now the young star has a chance to show what he is really made of in Stretch Armstrong as the entire movie will be shown in 3-D.

Taylor, who was recently linked to Grammy award winning, country-pop sensation Taylor Swift, is expected in Miami this weekend to take in the Superbowl festivities.

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