Filmmaker John Singleton has signed on to direct the upcoming Lionsgate thriller “Abduction” with star Taylor Lautner of “Twilight” fame in the lead role of a teen who discovers he may have been abducted.

The story is set into motion when his character, who has long felt disconnected from his parents, comes across his own baby picture on a missing persons Web site – a move that unleashes a chain of violent events.

Filming is scheduled to begin this July in Pittsburgh with a screenplay from Shawn Christensen.