Twilight hunk to bring the toy to life

Taylor Lautner has signed up to play action figure Stretch Armstrong on the big screen.

The film is being made by Universal Pictures and will be shot in 3D.

In the past two years, Taylor has emerged as a real star at the global box office,’ co-chair Donna Langley tells E! Online.

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.’

Stretch Armstrong will hit cinemas in 2012.

Taylor, 17, found fame playing werewolf Jacob Black in the Twilight films.

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