With production gearing up for a fall start, things are moving fast on Tom Cruise‘s next action thriller One Shot. We got word just a few days ago that three actresses were being considered for the female lead, and now Deadline lets us know that Rosamund Pike has landed the part.
She will play Helen Rodin, a defense attorney wrapped up in the case involving a sniper murdering five people. He is then captured and she is the one that needs to defend him, while he pleads for Jack Reacher (Cruise). Based on Lee Child‘s 2005 novel, Cruises’s character investigates this case and things become more twisted the deeper he gets.
While I was looking forward to Captain America‘s Hayley Atwell possibly getting the lead, Pike is a solid choice. She showed off legal drama chops in Fracture, while excelling in Barney’s Version and An Education. She’ll be seen in Wrath of the Titans as Andromeda and the comedy The Big Year, as well as next to Rowan Atkinson in Johnny English Reborn. Check out an extended synopsis of One Shot below.
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, from the world he lives in—no phone, no address, no commitments–ex–military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. In Lee Child’s astonishing new thriller, Reacher’s arrival will change everything—about a case that isn’t what it seems, about lives tangled in baffling ways, about a killer who missed one shot–and by doing so give Jack Reacher one shot at the truth.…
The gunman worked from a parking structure just thirty yards away–point-blank range for a trained military sniper like James Barr. His victims were in the wrong place at the wrong time. But why does Barr want Reacher at his side? There are good reasons why Reacher is the last person Barr would want to see. But when Reacher hears Barr’s own words, he understands. And a slam-dunk case explodes. Soon Reacher is teamed with a young defense lawyer who is working against her D.A. father and dueling with a prosecution team that has an explosive secret of its own. Like most things Reacher has known in life, this case is a complex battlefield. But, as always, in battle, Reacher is at his best.
Moving in the shadows, picking his spots, Reacher gets closer and closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. And for Reacher, the only way to take him down is to know his ruthlessness and respect his cunning–and then match him shot for shot….
Director Christopher McQuarrie will being production on One Shot in Pittsburgh in the coming months for a February 2013 release.
What do you think of Pike joining Cruise for One Shot?
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