Werner Herzog to Play Villain in Cruise Thriller One Shot

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Variety reports that filmmaker Werner Herzog will play the villain in Paramount and Skydance’s One Shot, starring Tom Cruise. Christopher McQuarrie wrote the script and will direct.

He’s joining a cast that also includes Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Richard Jenkins, Alexia Fast, Robert Duvall and Jai Courtney.

In the film, based on Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books, the former military policeman turned drifter investigates the case of a sniper accused of murdering five people before being captured.

The trade says that Herzog will play The Zec, an ex-prisoner of war.

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