MTV casts its 'Teen Wolf' (and he's the little boy from 'Maid in Manhattan'!)

I realize that by writing this item, I not only outed the fact that I’ve seen 2002’s Maid in Manhattan, but also that I consider the casting of Tyler Posey, the guy who played Jennifer Lopez’s son in the film, as the star of MTV’s Teen Wolf pilot worthy of an exclamation point. But come on! He was adorable in Maid in Manhattan! Granted, I haven’t seen him act since then (he did do a recent stint on ABC Family’s Lincoln Heights, pictured), but look at that face and tell me those eyes don’t draw you in.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, MTV’s much-talked-about take on Teen Wolf, as scripted by Criminal Minds creator Jeff Davis, is “a dramatic thriller with a buddy-comedy element at the center and a romantic plot line.” Posey will play Scott McCall, a high school dork who develops the ability to attract girls (and other super powers) after a wolf attack. His best friend (Dylan O’Brien) is originally skeptical, but goes all Scooby Gang and begins researching human-werewolf transformation. As for the drama: There’s a boy (7th Heaven‘s Tyler Hoechlin), who’s already “a vicious and predatory werewolf capable of great harm.” And for the romance: the school’s got a sweet new girl (Crystal Reed) who takes an instant liking to Scott.

How are you feeling about MTV’s Teen Wolf now? I’m liking the “dramatic thriller” angle and believe Posey will make an adequate heartthrob. (Though having seen him as a child in Maid in Manhattan could keep the Twimom age bracket from making Team Tyler panties. Possibly.) I also think the show could fit nicely on a network that plans on running Buffy the Vampire Slayer reruns starting next month.

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Photo credit: Ron Tom/ABC

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  • Nerwen Aldarion

    Tyler was the best actor in Maid in Manhatten and yes he was adorable (the only good thing in that awful movie) he’s also grown up to be one dreamy looking boy! I’d like to see some trailers and hear some reviews before casting my judgment on Teen Wolf but I definately have a reason to consider checking it out now

  • Candice

    Great choice! He was so cute in Maid to Manhatten! I’ll give Teen Wolf a try. I’m also happy to see Tyler Hoechlin make a comeback! Really liked him in Road to Perdition!

  • Scott

    He looks like a young Patrick Swayze.

    • @Scott

      He looks like a taller version of one of those irritating Jonas Brothers…

  • Christy S.

    Tyler was so cute on Maid & I did catch him on Brother’s & Sisters & Smallville. He’s grown into a handsome young man & I am looking forward to seeing more.. Team Tyler I like that!

  • V

    He was cute in that movie but I haven’t seen him in anything since. It’s funny that he’s doing this since he tried out for Jacob Black in Twilight and the other Tyler on this show was one of the finalists for Edward Cullen. Way to cash in MTV. Way to cash in.

    • EWsMom

      Typical MTV – a day late, and a dollar short. This isn’t going anywhere…

  • Annie Barrett

    Kid has Mario Lopez face in that photo.

  • laurie

    Dont worry about outing yourself Mandi. Everyone who reads this blog regularly already assumed you saw Maid in Manhattan and loved it.

  • Carmen

    He was adorable on Lincoln Heights. I didn’t know that he was in Maid in Manhattan then again I never saw it. He is a cute kid.

  • Nose

    Ok, I’ll do it. Those eyes don’t draw me in.

  • sonya

    he,s a beutiful young man. i seen him in maids in manhatten,i love it.he will do fine. some people are jealous, his eyes are dreamy.

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