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Taylor Lautner Set To Become Highest-Paid Teen Actor

January 08, 2010

"New Moon" has reeled in $288 million in just seven weeks in theaters, making it the fifth-highest-grossing film of the year and climbing. Now the movie's star is about to get paid. Big-time.

Lautner is set to earn $7.5 million for his next picture, according to a Deadline Hollywood report, making him the highest-paid teen in Hollywood. The film, titled "Northern Lights," is about a young aerobatics pilot who falls in love with a female pilot. Helmed by "Max Payne" director John Moore, the film is set to start shooting on April 1.

According to the Deadline.com story, young stars like Zac Efron and Miley Cyrus have not commanded a paycheck nearly as large as Lautner's. And the "Twilight" werewolf might get even more cash for his future projects. Read More