Cobie Smulders is in early talks to play the female lead in the upcoming JACK REACHER sequel from Paramount. The role’s name is Danika, and Smulders would be a perfect get with her recent action outings in the Marvel universe. Ed Zwick is set to direct a script by Richard Wenk, although Zwick and his partner Marshall Herskovitz recently did a rewrite.
The film, based on Lee Child’s 18th Jack Reacher novel Never Go Back, tells the story of the titular hero as he returns to his Virginia to visit his old commanding officer, only to find that she has been arrested.
Details are slim as Paramount has made no comment on the negotiations and a rep for Smulders has said, “There’s nothing to talk about,” but some sort of news should be forthcoming as production is slated to start in the fall to meet a release date in late 2016.
Smulders is repped by UTA and ROAR.
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Lance Boyle | Staff Writer