Taylor Lautner

Taylor Lautner

Taylor Lautner is in talks to appear in 'Grown Ups 2'.

The 'Twilight Saga' star - who rose to fame portraying Jacob Black in the vampire film franchise - is being lined up for a "key, fun role, in which he goes toe-to-toe" with returning Adam Sandler in the sequel to the 2010 comedy movie.

Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Salma Hayek and Maya Rudolph are all expected to reprise their roles in the forthcoming motion picture, which will see Dennis Duganwill return to direct, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

'Project X' star Oliver Cooper has also joined the cast of the movie, which Adam and Jack Giarraputo are in line to produce.

The original movie told the story of a group of friends who reunite when they are adults following the death of their high school basketball coach.

Aside from the 'Twilight' movie, Taylor's previous work has seen him take up the leading role in 2011 film 'Abduction', as well as smaller parts in 'Cheaper By The Dozen 2' and 'Valentine's Day'.

The 20-year-old hunk will return to the big screen later this year in 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2', the final instalment in the series.