Tom Cruise is in negotiations to land the lead role in Paramount’s adaptation of Lee Child’s popular novel series ONE SHOT. The project has been in development for the last five years and has finally picked up speed with the announcement. Written and Helmed by Christopher McQuarrie, who is no stranger on working with Cruise, the story follows Jack Reacher, an ex-military homicide investigator, seeks the truth behind what seems as an open-and-shut murder case after a trained military sniper is arrested for shooting and killing five random victims. Mutual Film Company and Skydance Productions will produce the actioner with McQuarrie’s manager, Ken Kamins to executive produce.
Cruise is repped by CAA.