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Filming wraps for Tom Cruise & Edward Zwick's Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

4 February 2016 7:34 AM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

There still might be some second-unit scenes left to film, but it seems principal photography has wrapped for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, based on these recent celebratory tweets by producer Don Granger and star Danika Yarosh. Production on the sequel kicked off in October of last year, with Tom Cruise's The Last Samurai director Edward Zwick taking over for Christopher McQuarrie, and a cast that also... Read More »

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Jack Reacher Sequel Taps The Hunger Games Actor Robert Knepper

21 January 2016 7:57 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Production is already underway on Paramount’s action sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, but the studio has made room for another last-minute addition to the cast in the form of Robert Knepper.

Best known for his roles across Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters, The Day The Earth Stood Still and both installments in Lionsgate’s two-part finale to The Hunger Games, Knepper will assume the role of General Harkness opposite Tom Cruise et al., one described as “a man of power, experience, and authority who thinks he’s the hero and is not afraid to do what’s necessary.”

Technically speaking, when we met Knepper’s character in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, he’ll be a retired general of the Us military, spending his days as CEO of a powerful yet dubious private military corporation. Cue the fist fight with Cruise’s title star, then.

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Robert Knepper joins the ‘Jack Reacher’ sequel

20 January 2016 10:39 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Character actor Robert Knepper has joined the cast of the Jack Reacher sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

Tom Cruise returns to the title role in the sequel, which is currently shooting in New Orleans. Deadline reports that Knepper will play a supporting role in the Edward Zwick directed feature, a character named Gen. Harkness, ‘a retired general-turned-ceo of a private military contractor firm. He’s described as a man of power, experience and authority who thinks he’s the hero and is not afraid to do what’s necessary.’

The film is based on Lee Child’s 18th book in his ‘Reacher’ series, and has been adapted for the screen by The Equalizer scribe Robert Wenk.

Knepper is most famous for his role in the hit TV show Prison Break, but has also enjoyed outings in films, including The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.

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Robert Knepper Joins "Jack Reacher" Sequel

20 January 2016 10:09 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Robert Knepper ("Prison Break," "Arrow") has been cast in Edward Zwick's upcoming sequel "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" at Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions and Tc Productions.

Tom Cruise returns in the title role for the story in which Reacher returns to the headquarters of his old Army unit, only to find he's been accused of a sixteen-year-old murder.

Knepper plays General Harkness, a retired general-turned-ceo of a private military contractor firm. A man of power and authority who thinks he's a hero and is unafraid to do what's necessary.

Cobie Smulders, Robert Catrini, Danika Yarosh, Aldis Hodge, Patrick Heusinger, Holt McCallany and Austin Hebert co-star. Zwick, Richard Wenk and Marshall Herskovitz co-wrote the script for the follow-up which hits cinemas October 16th.

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‘Trumbo’ Director Jay Roach to Receive Cinema Audio Society’s Filmmaker Award

7 January 2016 12:19 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Cinema Audio Society announced Thursday that “Trumbo” director Jay Roach will receive the org’s Filmmaker Award at the 52nd annual Cas Awards on Feb. 20.

“Jay has invited us to think and laugh as a storyteller and filmmaker,” Cas president Mark Ulano said. “As a director, writer and producer, Jay is a proven triple talent in the entertainment world.”

Ulano worked with Roach on 1997’s “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.”

Previous Cas Filmmaker Award honorees have included Quentin Tarantino, Gil Cates, Bill Condon, Paul Mazursky, Henry Selick, Taylor Hackford, Rob Marshall, Jonathan Demme, Edward Zwick and Richard Linklater.

Trumbo” remains on the rise as a potential Oscar player this season. The film has netted nominations from the screen actors, art directors, writers and costume designers guilds. Roach and the film’s star Bryan Cranston attended a private soiree Tuesday evening at the home of sound mixer John Ross with Academy members in attendance. »

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