Actors are really starting to converge toward Christopher McQuarrie‘s One Shot. In addition to starring Tom Cruise, the thriller based on Lee Child’s novel has also landed Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo, and Variety now reports that Richard Jenkins is in final talks for a part.
This role will have him playing a district attorney tasked with prosecuting a sniper accused of killing five people. The murder spree kicks off the plot, which follows Cruise‘s Jack Reacher investigating the true motives behind the crime. No matter how much screentime he’ll be getting, Jenkins should make a great addition to this film since he… well, since he makes a great addition to any film. With production scheduled for this fall, One Shot will open on February 8th, 2013.
In further casting news, Deadline and THR tell us of additions to Steven Soderbergh‘s currently-filming Magic Mike: Breaking Bad actress Betsy Brandt and professional wrestler Kevin Nash. Details on Brandt‘s character aren’t available, but Nash will portray “part of the male-stripper troupe.” Although most of his experience is in the wrestling field, he’s shown up in movies like The Longest Yard and The Punisher, with an appearance in Rock of Ages coming next summer. This seems to be similar to past roles, since it will most likely require him to use his body above all else.
The cast for this thing is pretty large right now, being made up of Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Gabriel Iglesias, Olivia Munn, Riley Keough, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Cody Horn, and Adam Rodriguez. The Reid Carolin screenplay is based on actual experiences Tatum had as a male stripper during his younger years; those of you surprised that Steven Soderbergh would direct this might not be too familiar with the eclectic filmmaker. Most importantly, his projects always excite me, so you can count me as interested in how this turns out. The film is expected to open in late 2012.
How do you feel about this casting? Which of these films are you looking forward to the most?
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