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    Taylor Lautner Signs On to Indie Pic—Will He Play Gay?

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    Taylor Lautner and his straightness can breathe a sigh of relief.

    But let's rewind a second: Tay was spotted hitting the town with director Gus Van Sant and movie writer Dustin Lance Black, sparking some serious online buzz and prompting GQ Australia to probe the Twi hunk about his sexuality.

    Well, it's all been explained now: Taylor has signed on with Van Sant for an indie flick.

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    According to the Hollywood Reporter, Taylor and Gus are teaming up for "a small-budget film based on a nonfiction article in The New Yorker magazine."

    How très intriguing, no?

    Tay-Tay hinted at the film, telling GQ: "It's not a coincidence that there was a writer, a director and an actor at dinner." So, really, we're hardly shocked that details are finally emerging about the project.

    We reached out to Taylor's reps to find out more deets on what the article in question is, but so far have yet to hear back. So the plot of the film (as well as the writer, tho we suspect it'll be Black) is currently a secret.

    Which begs the Q: Will Taylor play gay?!

    READ: Are Taylor Lautner and Dianna Agron Hollywood's New Power Couple?

    We sure hope so. Heck, we've already suggested it to him! And we think now would be the perfect time for Taylor to tackle dude-on-dude action—on the big screen, of course.

    See, we've always said that Taylor is destined to be a mini-Tom Cruise. And while the action flicks aren't exactly working out for Tay as they do for Tom (Abduction, anyone? No one? Exactly), maybe Taylor has finally picked up on something Tom never did:

    Playing gay is the fastest way to score some critical—and box office—loving!

    Hell, if Tom had cozied up with a fella on screen, he'd probably have an Oscar by now! Meanwhile, we'll anxiously await Taylor's coming-out announcement...Ya know, for his next part! Duh!

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