Screen Junkies » one shot http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 13 Aug 2014 02:16:33 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Rosamund Pike Joins Tom Cruise In ‘One Shot’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/rosamund-pike-joins-tom-cruise-in-one-shot/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/rosamund-pike-joins-tom-cruise-in-one-shot/#comments Wed, 17 Aug 2011 17:07:17 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=224782 Pike will be playing a public defender, which is infinitely more believable than Cruise playing a guy that's 6'5", 250.

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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.

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Tom Cruise To Give America The Reacher Round In ‘One Shot’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/tom-cruise-to-give-america-the-reacher-round-in-one-shot/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/tom-cruise-to-give-america-the-reacher-round-in-one-shot/#comments Sat, 16 Jul 2011 16:56:02 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=220569 I can't wait to hear Tom Cruise begin to quietly explain what's going on and then quickly transition to SHOUTING ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON!

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It looks like Tom Cruise may have finally found the role he was born to play (other than Ethan Hunt or Stacee Jaxx): A 6’5″, 250 lb ex-military-policeman-turned-drifter. The character’s name is “Jack Reacher,” the protagonist of author Lee Child’s bestselling book series. While that may seem like outside of Tom Cruise’s wheelhouse, the enthusiastic author had this to say about Cruise’s casting: “Reacher’s size in the books is a metaphor for at unstoppable force, which Cruise portrays in his own way.” The movie will be titled One Shot, which should make things interesting if this thing is successful enough for a sequel (One Shot 2 seems odd).

One Shot will be directed by Christopher McQuarrie, perhaps best known as the screenwriter behind The Usual Suspects, and the director and writer behind The Way of the Gun. Here’s a plot synopsis:

“In One Shot, Reacher investigates a case in which a lone sniper murders five victims before being captured. Reacher discovers it’s more than a simple open-and-shut case.”

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I can’t wait to hear Tom Cruise begin to quietly explain what’s going on and then quickly transition to SHOUTING ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON! Seriously, I like it when he does that. (Deadline)

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Tom Cruise To Play A Big, Tough Cop In ‘One Shot’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/thats-why-they-call-it-acting-tom-cruise-to-play-a-big-tough-cop-in-one-shot/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/thats-why-they-call-it-acting-tom-cruise-to-play-a-big-tough-cop-in-one-shot/#comments Mon, 13 Jun 2011 23:47:47 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=215937 Tom Cruise will play a hulking drifter the only way he knows how: by being really small and smiling incredulously at everything.

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The only thing less convincing than Tom Cruise portraying a gruff drifter would be Tom Cruise playing a 6′ 5″, 250-pound cop. So it should come as little surprise that Tom Cruise is in negotiations to play a 6′ 5″ 250-pound former cop-turned-gruff-drifter in One Shot, the film adaptation of the Jack Reacher character featured in 15 novelsOne Shot follows Reacher as he investigates a sniper that has murdered five people already.

The project would come before Cruise fades into Oblivion, Joseph Kosinski‘s pet project. TC has clearly had his eye on the Jack Reacher character for a while, as he optioned One Shot over five years ago with producing partner Paula Wagner.

When asked about the obvious disparity between Tom Cruise and someone who is intimidating, as Reacher is portrayed in the books, author Lee Child weaseled out of the question thusly, “Reacher’s size in the books is a metaphor for at unstoppable force, which Cruise portrays in his own way.” Like with bright white teeth and wanton use of the word “glib.” A real terror, that one. (Deadline)

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