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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

McQuarrie Talks Edge of Tomorrow Sequel Possibility

Tom Cruise's long day of alien-fighting could be extended. By Brandon Wolfe Writer/director Christopher McQuarrie has forged a strong creative bond with Tom Cruise in recent years, going from Jack Reacher to Edge of Tomorrow to the current hit Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation . But while Rogue Nation is a critically lauded blockbuster and Jack Reacher is about to receive a sequel , Edge of Tomorrow is the collaboration that sort of got lost in the shuffle, underperforming last year despite near-unanimous praise. But last week, Cruise mentioned to the press that he had an idea for an Edge of Tomorrow sequel, and in an interview with Uproxx , McQuarrie has addressed the chances of it coming to fruition. It all comes down to Warner Bros. and Doug Liman and Emily Blunt saying yes. The idea is there. At worst, it's the kernel of an idea - which is, on one hand, great, but on the other hand, I know what a nightmare that is. I know that I'll be in the void trying to f

‘Jack Reacher’ Sequel Might Have Its Director

Read on to find out who is negotiations to direct the Tom Cruise follow-up. Story by Matt Cummings Actor Tom Cruise began a well-documented, nearly phoenix resurgence in his career in 2011, with the Brad Bird -directed Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol . The movie featured a now-famous stunt of Cruise scaling the Burj Khalifa tower in Mumbai. And while that film ended making over $209m domestically, Cruise's follow-up Jack Reacher made only a modest $218.3m worldwide and just over $80m domestically, counting as something as a failure. But the film was well-received, with Writer/Director Christopher McQuarrie crafting a well-made character study, based on the Lee Child novel series. And while Cruise, Paramount, and Skydance have been quietly developing a script for the follow-up, the results have apparently been not to their liking. Today, we learned that both Paramount and Skydance are in negotiations to have Richard Wenk's script for Jack Reacher 2 re-wr