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Patrick Heusinger Cast As The Villain In Jack Reacher 2

According to Variety after his break-out role in Bravo’s “ Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce ,” Patrick Heusinger is now in talks to join Tom Cruise in Paramount and Skydance’s sequel to “ Jack Reacher ” as the villain. Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge and Danika Yarosh are also on board to join the cast with Ed Zwick directing. Zwick and and Marshall Herskovitz wrote the most recent draft of the script after Richard Wenk penned the original draft. Paramount grossed $218 million worldwide from 2012’s “Jack Reacher,” directed by Christopher McQuarrie from his own script based on the Lee Child series of novels. The sequel will be based on Child’s “Never Go Back,” in which Reacher travels from South Dakota to the Virginia headquarters of the U.S. Army Military Police Corps and finds that his new commanding officer has been arrested. Details surrounding Hodge’s role are under wraps at this time, other than the character being described as “the hunter.” Cruise and Don Granger are pro

#JackReacher2 Screen Writers Gives An Update On The Film

Out doing the publicity rounds for his chess thriller Pawn Sacrifice , Ed Zwick is inevitably fielding plenty of questions about Jack Reacher 2 . Paramount officially announced the Tom Cruise -starring sequel a week or so ago in the wake of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation 's box office triumph. But, reveals Zwick, the green light for Reacher's second screen adventure was an example of good timing rather than cause and effect: more was already on the way. "The [first Jack Reacher ] movie performed, but not as well as they hoped," Zwick explains to Collider , "but they found in ancillary markets it performed and people just kept on buying it and streaming it and it sort of went through the roof. It had a bit of a long tail. So they were already in the process of—I’d already begun work on this, writing the draft, long before [Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation] came out." Zwick also confirms that the basis of the film is still the 18th of Lee Child