liam hemsworth miley cyrus1 Miley Cyrus' man Liam Hemsworth might snag Taylor Lautner's roleWhat a difference a Miley makes.

OK, so maybe that’s selling 20-year-old actor Liam Hemsworth a little short to say that a public romance with his “The Last Song” co-star has put him in the running for roles once offered to the likes of Taylor Lautner. But we can’t help but think dating the queen of the teens has a little something to do with it ….

]]>well-connected source tells E! that Hemsworth has been offered a role in David Ellison‘s “Northern Lights” — for which Lautner was to get paid $7.5 million. The “Twilight” star dropped out of the project (which he seems to be doing a lot lately) shortly after getting it, according to Deadline Hollywood. No reports on what Hemsworth might have been offered — but it’s safe to bet it would be nowhere near Lautner’s salary. And no word yet on if the Aussie actor will even take the hand-me-down role. The movie is about four extreme-flying pilots, and was supposed to start shooting on April 1. Follow Zap2it on Twitter and Facebook and follow Zap2itChristine on Twitter for the latest celebrity news and buzz. More Liam and Miley dish: Miley Cyrus’ ‘Last Song’ co-star turned boyfriend Liam Hemsworth is a keeper
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