Twilight's Taylor Lautner is teaming up with arthouse film director Gus Van Sant on a small-budget film based on a nonfiction article in The New Yorker magazine that the actor has optioned through his Quick Six production shingle he runs with father Dan Lautner.

No plot details are known for the Gus Van Sant-directed project, which will film early next year.

Taylor Lautner was recently seen in Abduction, which opened in September, but pulled in only $26.9 million in the U.S. It managed another $44.5 million overseas.