Richard Jenkins is the latest name to be connected to the upcoming Lee Child novel adaptation One Shot. Variety reports that the actor is in final negotiations to star.
Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions project adapts Child’s novel, which is the ninth entry in the popular Jack Reacher series. The book is officially 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.
The film version is currently set to star Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo.
Jenkins recently appeared in Friends with Benefits and Hall Pass and can next been seen in The Rum Diary.
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