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Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have found their villain for Jack Reacher 2, with Variety reporting that Patrick Heusinger (Black Swan, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce) has signed on to star opposite Tom Cruise in the sequel.
The follow-up to the 2014 action thriller is set to go into production next month under director Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai), with Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton) on board to star and Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) and Danika Yarosh (Heroes Reborn) both in talks.
Jack Reacher 2 is slated for release on October 21st 2016.
- Gary Collinson
Production on the second Jack Reacher film is due to begin before the year is out. Tom Cruise will be reprising the title role, and this time, his The Last Samurai director - Ed Zwick - will be behind the camera.
Patrick Heusinger, best known for the TV show Girlfriend's Guide To Divorce, is going to attempt to follow Werner Herzog by taking on Reacher. This time, the story will be based on Lee Child's novel Never Go Back, and Heusinger's character has thus far been described as 'the hunter'. Nothing more than that is known at this stage.
Jack Reacher 2 is due in cinemas in October 2016.
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Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions' upcoming Jack Reacher sequel, which has Ed Zwick (The Last Samurai) on board to direct, has found its lead villain in Patrick Heusinger. Details about his role are being kept under wraps, but his character has been described as "the hunter," so take from that what you will. Heusinger joins a cast that is headlined by 3x Academy Award-nominee Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) and is also set to feature Cobie Smulders (Avengers: Age Of Ultron), Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton), and Danika Yarosh (Heroes Reborn). Outside of his breakout role on Bravo's Girlfriend's Guide To Divorce, the 34-year-old actor has also had roles in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan and on several television series including The CW's Gossip Girl, NBC's 30 Rock, Fox's Bones, and ABC's Castle. Production on Jack Reacher 2, which is expected to adapt Lee Child's Never Go Back, »
Hodge, who played Mc Ren in the N.W.A biopic, is set for an as-yet-unrevealed role in the sequel, which is being directed by Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai). Both Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) and Danika Yarosh (Heroes Reborn) are also in talks to appear.
Jack Reacher 2 will begin filming next month, and is slated for release on October 21st 2016.
- Gary Collinson
The kid faces the champion, loses, fights his way back, and takes the rematch. It’s a familiar sports trope and Pawn Sacrifice, the biography of volatile chess champ Bobby Fischer, is as formulaic in its own way as Rocky (or if you prefer, Searching For Bobby Fischer). The good news is that it’s an intense and fascinating drama capable of involving those who know little about chess as well as avid players.
Raised by his single Jewish mother, Brooklyn native Fischer was born in 1943 and was proficient on the chess board by the age of six. A self-taught player, he continued mastering his game though his early teens, when he defeated star players. As an adult (played by Tobey Maguire) Fischer’s success at the game grows, but his mental state begins to unravel and he suspects the government is watching his every move. Two men enter Bobby »
- Tom Stockman
Not only has F. Gary Gray's Straight Outta Compton been dominating the U.S. box office, it's also been paying huge dividends to the everyone involved as another one of its stars has just landed a role in an upcoming major project. Variety is reporting that Aldis Hodge, who played Mc Ren in the aforementioned critically acclaimed biopic, is currently in talks to join Paramount and Skydance's Jack Reacher sequel, which is being directed by Academy Award-winner Ed Zwick (The Last Samurai) and stars 3x Academy Award-nominee Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) in the lead. Details about Hodge's role are being kept tightly under wraps. The news of Hodge's casting comes shortly after it was reported that Danika Yarosh (Heroes Reborn) was also up for a key role. Once their deals are finalized, both will join Cruise and Cobie Smulders (Avengers: Age Of Ultron), who was previously »
Set during the 1972 World Chess Championship, in "Pawn Sacrifice" (Bleecker Street, September 18) Tobey Maguire plays brilliant but troubled Brooklyn chess maverick Bobby Fischer as he faces off against his level-headed Russian rival Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber) in the most famous chess match ever. Fischer struggles to keep his head on straight, which drives his various handlers nuts, because he can't be counted on to even show up. Ed Zwick is a director who can handle intimate television ("Relativity," "Once and Again") and epic spectacle ("Courage Under Fire," "The Last Samurai," "Blood Diamond," "Glory"); this drama combines both. Zwick got a great performance out of Schreiber in "Defiance"; he is also strong here. Maguire has never been better; this could mark a comeback for him. The movie scored at Toronto 2014 and was acquired by Bleecker Street which has so far delivered modest art-house hits »
- Anne Thompson
Jack Reacher is a loner. A wanderer. But with each new mission, in each strange location, Reacher picks up acquaintances who help him along his way, and it.s sounding like Tom Cruise is narrowing down the search for a current co-star in the next Jack Reacher movie, based on the novel Never Go Back. Sources are telling Variety that Heroes Reborn star Danika Yarosh is closing in on a deal to play a significant female role in Jack Reacher 2, which will star Tom Cruise and be directed by Ed Zwick (The Last Samurai). The 16-year-old actress reportedly has been screen-testing with Cruise during pre-production, with sources saying she had the best chemistry with the Mission: Impossible superstar. The sequel is expected to begin shooting next month, and will next set out to cast the movie.s main villain. Jack Reacher, released in 2012, adapted the Lee Child novel One Shot, »
After enjoying a bumper summer box-office with his latest film Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation ($480 million worldwide and counting), Tom Cruise has officially added another sequel to his slate with news that Paramount Pictures has set Jack Reacher 2 for release in October 2016.
Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai) is directing the sequel, which will see Cruise return as Jack Reacher, the main character in the bestselling book by Lee Childs. The first Jack Reacher, released in 2012, grossed $218.3 million worldwide and co-starred Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), David Oyelowo (Selma) and Robert Duvall (Apocalypse Now).
Jack Reacher will be released on October 21st 2016.
- Scott J. Davis
The sequel to Christopher McQuarrie’s Jack Reacher will be heading to cinemas in October of 2016, according to Deadline. Ed Zwick, who directed Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai many moons ago, will helm the adaptation of Lee Child‘s book ‘Never Go Back,’ which was published in 2013. Cruise will return to play the title character in Jack Reacher 2.
Never Go Back is the 18th book in the ‘Reacher’ series. Here’s the synopsis from Amazon.
After an epic and interrupted journey all the way from the snows of South Dakota, Jack Reacher has finally made it to Virginia. His destination: a sturdy stone building a short bus ride from Washington D.C., the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. It was the closest thing to a home he ever had.
Why? He wants to meet the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner. He liked her voice on the phone. »
- Paul Heath
As had been speculated just a few weeks ago, Tom Cruise is indeed returning to the role of Jack Reacher for his next project. Buoyed by the $480m global box office take thus far for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Paramount and Skydance are pressing ahead with the Reacher sequel, which this time is adapted from Lee Child's book Never Go Back.
There's a new director this time around too, with The Last Samurai's Ed Zwick helming the new adventure. And we have a release date, too. Jack Reacher 2 is set to land in cinemas on October 21st 2016. That means it'll arrive before a film Cruise has already shot. He wrapped work on Doug Liman's new movie Mena a few weeks back, but that's not set for release until »
“Jack Reacher” grossed $218 million worldwide, directed by Christopher McQuarrie from his own script and based on the Lee Child book series. 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.
Paramount slotted “Jack Reacher 2” for Oct. »
- Dave McNary
Jack Reacher will be back to dole out some more no-nonsense justice in a little over a year. Paramount has set a fall 2016 release date for Jack Reacher 2, which has Tom Cruise returning as the titular hero under director Ed Zwick (The Last Samurai). Get details on the Jack Reacher 2 release date after the […]
The post ‘Jack Reacher 2′ Sets Fall Release Date appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have announced that Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher 2 will arrive in theaters on October 21, 2016. Production on the yet-to-be titled film, which is set to reunite Cruise with his The Last Samurai director Ed Zwick, is expected to kick off this November, shortly after Cruise finishes shooting the drug cartel thriller Mena with Doug Liman (Edge Of Tomorrow). In addition to Cruise, Cobie Smulders (The Avengers) was also recently reported to be in talks for a lead role. While initially reluctant to greenlight a sequel, Paramount eventually relented once they saw the original film's strong performance in international markets, where it pulled in over $138 million for a total worldwide gross of $218 million. Cruise was most recently seen in another Paramount production, the critically acclaimed Chris McQuarrie-directed Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, which has grossed over $480 million worldwide to date and is opening in China on »
By 1967 the dictatorial Nikkatsu studio president Kyusaku Hori had had enough. He approached filmmaking like an auditor going over a company’s finances, there were boxes to be ticked and conventions to be adhered to. His corporation was a factory, mass producing entertainment for the cheaply exploitable youth market. The constant spanner in Hori’s assembly line was Seijun Suzuki. Over the previous twelve years, he had directed thirty-nine films and in that time had developed a canon of hysterical, hallucinatory and heretical works. With each production, the insanity became more liberated, excessive and frenzied. He was the enfant terrible of Japanese cinema and Hori was done with his shit.
As a warning shot, Suzuki’s next film would be given only a shoestring budget with the cautionary note that he was ‘going too far’ and needed to ‘play it straight’. Suzuki responded with Branded to Kill, an expressionist fantasia »
- Jamie Lewis
It looks like 50-year-old action star Tom Cruise won’t be taking any downtime this year. Riding the box office success of the latest installment in the Mission Impossible series (read our review here), Cruise is set to start work on another sequel. This time he’s teaming up with director Edward Zwick (Glory, The Last Samurai) for a follow up to 2012’s Jack Reacher. The film was a modest hit, making over $200M at the global box office, and gives Cruise another franchise vehicle to play with.
New York Times Best Selling Author Lee Child is the mind behind Jack Reacher and has penned 19 novels featuring Reacher since 1997. His 20th book in the series, Make Me, is scheduled for release later this year. When casting of Cruise was first announced, many long-time readers complained he didn’t fit the bill for the larger-than-life former Army MP (Reacher is well »
- Jeff Bricker
According to The Wrap, How I Met Your Mother alum and Avengers: Age of Ultron star Cobie Smulders is in early talks to join Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher 2. Christopher McQuarrie directed the first movie which was released in 2012 and earned over $218 million worldwide. However, Ed Zwick (The Last Samurai) will be
- Josh Wilding
Tom Cruise is enjoying one of the biggest hits of his career right now, as Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is proving to be a sizeable late summer hit. It's on course to outgross Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, and that in turn will make it the most lucrative (in revenue terms) film of Cruise's career.
But is it Cruise's name or the power of the Mission: Impossible films that have helped give the film a springboard? It helps enormously that the film was very good of course, but Paramount Pictures is keen to test Cruise's star power, by moving ahead with Jack Reacher 2 later this year.
2012’s Jack Reacher was released amid a wave of controversy. Many felt that leading man Tom Cruise wasn’t right for the part of novelist Lee Child’s famed detective, and its so-so reviews and modest box-office probably go some way to supporting that theory.
You can’t keep a good Cruise down though, because a sequel is now set to start filming in November.
The original movie was directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and played like an old-school throwback to the sort of hard-boiled, quippy sixties cinema associated with Steve McQueen. I personally loved the movie, both Cruise’s performance and the narrative had a distinct “no bulls**t” aura hanging around them, and it kick-started with one of the best cold opens of recent years.
Apparently Jack Reacher was quite a hit in ancillary markets, which coupled with Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’s strong on-going performance, probably »
- Daniel Kelly
Following Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation's impressive debut, star Tom Cruise is on a sequel rampage with Paramount already more or less confirming a Mission: Impossible 6 and rumors of a potential Edge Of Tomorrow sequel floating around as well. However, before he gets started on those, he first has a sequel to Jack Reacher to knock out of the park. Paramount was initially reluctant to greenlight a sequel to the 2011 film, but due to Cruise's international appeal helping the film to a worldwide collection of over $218M and strong home video sales of over $23M, the studio decided to go ahead with the sequel. In mid-May, we learned that Ed Zwick (The Last Samurai) would reunite with Cruise and direct the film. Now, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the sequel, which will adapt one of Lee Child's more recent Reacher novels, Never Go Back, will kick off production this November. »
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