Taylor Lautner quits Northern Lights February 23, 2010 Twilight’s Taylor drops Northern Lights Taylor Lautner has dropped out of the upcoming picture Northern Lights. According reports, the actor has bowed out of the forthcoming fighter pilot drama. The 18-year old Twilight actor was to play a young pilot who struggles with his controlling, billionaire father. Tom Cruise was rumoured to be playing Lautner’s on-screen dad. Lautner left the project due to a hectic schedule which includes Stretch Armstrong, Max Steel, Cancun and the rest of the Twilight sequels.