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    Taylor Lautner Has Big Pants to Fill, Will Play Porn Star Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights Reading

    Taylor Lautner, Mark Wahlberg KImberly French/Summit Entertainment, New Line Cinema

    Will Taylor Lautner measure up in his latest role?

    E! News confirms that the hunky Hollywood actor will take on the role of well-hung nightclub dishwasher turned porn star Dirk Diggler—the role memorably originated by Mark Wahlberg in the 1997 classic Boogie Nights—in Jason Reitman's live reading of the movie at Film Independent at LACMA on Thursday night.

    Although Lautner definitely has the trademark abs for the part, but his shirt is expected to stay on throughout the event (darn!).

    And that means his pants will probably be staying on, too (double darn!).

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    Other roles were announced via Reitman's Twitter page.

    Judy Greer will take over the role Amber Waves, a character previously held by her Carrie costar Julianne Moore. Mae Whitman will play Rollergirl, Kevin Pollak will be The Colonel, Jim Rash will take on Buck Swope, Jarod Einsohn will be Todd Parker and Jurnee Smollett will play Jessie St. Vincent.

    Reitman held a live reading of Boogie Nights during last month's Toronto International Film Festival, with Jesse Eisenberg reading the role of Diggler and Olivia Wilde playing Amber Waves.

    The Wrap was the first to report the casting.

    Do you think Taylor Lautner is fit for the role? Sound off in the comments!

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