Richard Jenkins is circling One Shot. Variety reports that Jenkins is in final talks to star in the Lee Child novel adaptation from Paramount and Skydance Productions. The film will be written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie and adapts the ninth entry in the popular Jack Reacher series.
Here is a description of the book:
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, ex–military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. He knows this shooter—a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not right—and 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 cunning—and then beat him shot for shot.
Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo are currently set to star in the film. I love Jenkins roles, he is a great character actor. I am looking forward to seeing him in The Rum Diary. What are your thoughts on this news?