Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher

Release Date: 2012-12-21
Wide Release


Film Genre(s): Crime Drama

United States


Scripted by Josh Olsen and Christopher McQuarrie, this is an adaptation of the Lee Child's One Shot (the ninth book of a series of novels) and centers on a Dirty Harry-like homicide investigator (Jack Reacher) who seeks the truth behind what seems an open-and-shut murder case after a trained military sniper is arrested for shooting five random victims.


  • Variety reports that helmer Clark Johnson will direct the pic. - 2004-07-16
  • Variety reports that Paramount Pictures has optioned One Shoot. The project will be a co-production between C/W Productions and Mutual, and the film will be produced by Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner, Don Granger, Gary Levinsohn and Kevin Messick. Killing Floor had been set at New Line, with a script by John Rogers and Clark Johnson attached to direct, but the option lapsed. Paramount can either reach an accommodation with New Line for the earlier script on a book it no longer controls or start from scratch. - 2005-06-24
  • Variety reports that Paramount Pictures has hired Josh Olson to adapt the project. - 2008-09-28
  • Heat Vision reports that Paramount Pictures has hired Christopher McQuarrie to rework the project, with an eye to direct. - 2010-07-16
  • The Hollywood Reports reports that Tom Cruise is considering an offer to play Jack Reacher. - 2011-06-14
  • Deadline reports that Tom Cruise has signed on. - 2011-07-16
  • The Hollywood Reporter reports that Hayley Atwell, Alexa Davalos and Rosamund Pike are said to be the three names on the short list for playing the female lead in this pic. - 2011-08-13
  • Deadline reports that Rosamund Pike is in negotiations for the female lead. - 2011-08-17
  • Variety reports that David Oyelowo has joined the cast. - 2011-09-15
  • Variety reports that Richard Jenkins is in final negotiations to star. - 2011-09-22
  • Variety reports that Robert Duvall is reuniting with Tom Cruise in this pic. - 2011-09-28
  • Deadline reports that Jai Courtney is latest to join cast. - 2011-09-29