News briefs: Taylor Lautner on SNL; Thor lands Kat

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

The Twilight Saga: New Moon's Native American wolfman Taylor Lautner is following his rumored girlfriend, Taylor Swift, as host of NBC's Saturday Night Live on Dec. 12.

Kat Dennings (Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist) has joined the cast of Thor, the Marvel Studios production that begins production in January, Variety reported; Dennings will play Darcy, who works with Natalie Portman's Jane Foster character.

FX has acquired the ad-supported TV rights to the four Twilight movies in a package deal with producer Summit Entertainment that also includes the sci-fi movies Knowing and Push, according to The Hollywood Reporter; FX will start running last year's Twilight, the first movie in the franchise, beginning in late 2011.

Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer have been hired to adapt the treasure-hunting video game Uncharted: Drake Fortune into a movie, which would be produced by Avi Arad, Charles Roven, Ari Arad and Alex Gartner, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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