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.