Tom Cruise has signed to play Jack Reacher in Christopher McQuarrie’s One Shot at Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions. Filming is expected to start in early fall.
The project is based on a series of novels written by Lee Child that center on Reacher. “One Shot” is the ninth book in the series 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.
McQuarrie co-wrote the screenplay for Valkyrie, which Cruise starred in.