Richard Jenkins Joins Tom Cruise in McQuarrie's 'One Shot' Adaptation
The cast of One Shot is quickly becoming an impressive assembly of talent. Tom Cruise is set to star as former military policeman-turned drifter Jack Reacher in the film based on the 9th novel in Lee Child's series about a small town that literally comes under fire when a string of mysterious serial sniper murders occur. David Oyelowo was recently cast as a veteran police officer investigating the murders and Rosamund Pike will play the accused shooter's defense attorney. But it doesn't stop there, as Variety reports Richard Jenkins has also joined the cast to oppose Pike's character, playing the prosecuting attorney.
For those just joining us, here's the book's official short and sweet synopsis:
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.
The film comes from writer Christopher McQuarrie (who worked with Cruise on both Valkyrie and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) making his return to the director's chair after an 11-year hiatus. His first and only film The Way of the Gun didn't exactly fare well back in 2000, though it wasn't really given a proper release by Artisan Entertainment. However, if you're looking, it isn't hard to find someone who dearly loves the film, myself included. He just seems to have bad luck, after being beaten to the punch on a planned Alexander the Great biopic with Scorsese/DiCaprio attached and then again with an Abraham Lincoln/John Wilkes Booth biopic with Patrick Wilson attached. We'll see how he fares behind the camera when the film hits theaters on February 8th, 2013.