Robert Knepper Boards Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

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Robert Knepper has joined the cast of the upcoming Jack Reach: Never Go Back.

Robert Knepper has signed on to join Tom Cruise in the upcoming Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

A new cast addition has been made to the currently-filming Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media franchise sequel, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. According to Deadline, Robert Knepper has joined the project in a supporting role. According to the outlet, Knepper will play a character named General Harkness. A former general, Harkness is now the CEO of a private military company. He’s said to be “a man of power, experience and authority, who thinks he’s the hero and is not afraid to do what’s necessary.”

Directed by Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai, Blood Diamond), Jack Reacher: Never Go Back sees the return of Tom Cruise as the title character. Based on author Lee Child’s 18th book in the bestselling Jack Reacher series, “Never Go Back,” the film is written by Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2, The Equalizer), Marshall Herskovitz (Love & Other Drugs, The Last Samurai) & Zwick.

Cruise is producing alongside Don Granger (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Jack Reacher), Skydance Media’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg (Mission: Impossible – Rogue NationGeostorm), and Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Valkyrie). The executive producers are Paula Wagner (War of the Worlds, The Others) and Herb Gains (The Judge, Non-Stop).

Robert Knepper is arguably best known for his role as Theodore ‘T-Bag’ Bagwell on FOX‘s Prison Break. He recently appeared in both parts of Francis Lawrence’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back also stars Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother,” Avengers: Age of Ultron), Danika Yarosh (“Heroes Reborn,” “Shameless”), Austin Hebert (“Bonnie and Clyde”), Patrick Heusinger (Quantum Break, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce), Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton, A Good Day to Die Hard), and Holt McCallany (“Blue Bloods,” Gangster Squad).

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back hits theaters October 21, 2016.

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