Taylor Lautner has let his beard grow his for his role as a wanted New York City bike messenger on the run from the mafia in Daniel Benyamor’s Tracers.

Lautner is costarring in Tracers with Marie Avgeropoulos (50/50), who plays Lautner’s love interest, Nikki. Nikki ends up introducing Lautner’s character Cam to the world of parkour – a holistic physical training discipline. No doubt Cam will end up using his newfound parkour skills to evade the mafia who’s after him for some unpaid debts.

Lautner and Avgeropoulos are currently filming scenes for Tracers in New York City. They’ve been spotted in Central Park leaping through the air, scaling trees and bounding over rocks in the midst of a parkour workout. They were also caught filming a scene kissing in a parked car.

The athletic actor was also recently featured in an ad for clothing line Bench. In the video spot, Lautner is shown doing a variety of physical acts – pull ups, pommel horse, flips – while wearing the brand’s clothes. The two-minute video was shot by Anthony Mandler, the esteemed film and music video director.

Tracers is slated for a 2014 release.

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