Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher will have a lady friend, it would appear. Rosamund Pike is in final talks to play opposite Cruise in One Shot, the film adaptation based on author Lee Child's series of novels.

Rosamund Pike has the somewhat attainable goal of playing a hot defense attorney coming to the aid of Cruise's Reacher. Which pales in comparison to Tom Cruise's unenviable job of somehow playing a 6'5 250-pound ex-military cop, when he's actually shorter than Pike, let alone the gargantuan cop he's to play.

Pike has made a name for herself recently in fare such as Barney's Version and An Education, and will be adopting an American accent for the role. Shooting begins early fall, and word is that they're using donkeys to stretch out Tom Cruise as we speak.