Back in March, a 29-year-old Vallejo, Calif., woman disappeared from her home, and her boyfriend was left tied up and drugged with a note demanding a ransom for her return. Suspicion initially fell on the boyfriend, but when the victim returned two days later and refused to cooperate with investigators, authorities thought she may have staged the whole thing, a la Gone Girl. Which brings us up to this week, when a real suspect has been charged with the “hoax” kidnapping.
Here's a trailer for Abduction, a new John Singleton thriller starring Shark Boy himself, Twilight wolf-hunk Taylor Lautner. (Shouldn't it have been called Absduction?) This is a big movie, full of guns and explosions and soft-core Amtrak sex scenes, that's all resting squarely on Lautner's rippling shoulders. Can he do it?