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David Oyelowo Has One Shot
He's joining the Jack Reacher film

14 September 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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David Oyelowo Has One Shot

Having enjoyed small yet crucial roles in two of this summer’s most successful movies – The Help and Rise of the Planet of the Apes – David Oyelowo is now in talks for what could be his highest profile part yet, starring alongside Tom Cruise in One Shot.

Christopher McQuarrie is writing and directing the adaptation of Lee Child’s book, the ninth featuring his iconic hard nut Jack Reacher. In one of the more controversial casting choices of recent times, Cruise is playing the title character, usually described as a hulking bruiser. And no, they’re not going the Avatar/performance capture route to bring Cruise up to size…

One Shot finds Reacher called in to investigate the case of a sniper suspected of killing five random people in a small Indiana city. But when he arrives and starts digging into the details of the shooting, our hero soon discovers that nothing is quite what it seems and even his belief that the man in custody is guilty soon comes into question.

Oyelowo is up for the role of a veteran homicide cop also investigating the shooting. Rosamund Pike was cast last month as Helen Rodin, a defence lawyer assigned to defend the man the police have nabbed.

McQuarrie kicks off shooting (in more ways than one) next month in Pittsburgh. The movie itself is set for release in early 2013.


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