Deadline is reporting that Rosamund Pike (upcoming Wrath of the Titans) is negotiating for the female lead opposite Tom Cruise in the Christopher McQuarrie-directed One Shot, an adaptation of Lee Child’s best-selling novel at Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.
“One Shot” is the ninth book in the series of Jack Reacher novels and is described as follows:
Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me.
And sure enough, exmilitary investigator Jack Reacher is coming. He knows this shootera trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not rightand soon the slam-dunk case explodes.
Now Reacher is teamed with a beautiful young defense lawyer, moving closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. Reacher knows that no two opponents are created equal. This one has come to the heartland from his own kind of hell. And Reacher knows that the only way to take him down is to match his ruthlessness and cunningand then beat him shot for shot.
Don Granger and Cruise will produce through Mutual Film Company and C/W Productions. Skydance’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg are producing as is Gary Levinsohn and Paula Wagner and Ken Kamins is executive producer.
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