Robert Duvall Joins ONE SHOT Starring Tom Cruise

     September 28, 2011


Fans of Lee Child’s novel One Shot may be unhappy with Tom Cruise being cast as Jack Reacher in Christopher McQuarrie’s adaptation, but it’s getting tough to complain about the supporting cast.  Last week we reported that Richard Jenkins had joined the cast and now Variety is reporting that Oscar-winner Robert Duvall has come on board.  Variety has no details on his character beyond saying that Dvuall has a small but pivotal role which is significant to Reacher’s investigation into a sniper accused of murdering five people.

Hit the jump for a synopsis of the novel.  The film also stars Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo.  One Shot is due out February 8, 2013.  As for Duvall, he recently wrapped shooting on Billy Bob Thornton’s Jayne Mansfield’s Car and the indie thriller Mississippi Wild, which stars Dakota Fanning and Ryan Donowho.

Here’s the synopsis for Lee Child’s One Shot:

Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me.

And sure enough, ex—military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. He knows this shooter–a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not right–and soon the slam-dunk case explodes.

Now Reacher is teamed with a beautiful young defense lawyer, moving closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. Reacher knows that no two opponents are created equal. This one has come to the heartland from his own kind of hell. And Reacher knows that the only way to take him down is to match his ruthlessness and cunning–and then beat him shot for shot. [Amazon]



  • Cinema Nostalgia dotnet

    That’s great news. Robert Duvall remains one of the best actors working today. Too bad Gene Hackman is retired …at least that’s what I read somewhere.

  • Britney Warren

    Please cast Tom Hanks and/or Julia Roberts in this. I’ve always wanted to see Tom Cruise do a movie with each of them.

  • YoYo

    Total miscast. Jack Reacher can only be a buffed up 6ft 5 person like a grungy Dwayne Johnson. Such a shame.

  • Mel_M

    I didn’t know that Mississippi Wild had filmed! It’s done–for sure? Really, I’m skeptical. On Feb 16, Variety reported that production was set for March 21, but I’ve watched the news for it since then and haven’t seen anything except references to it’s still being in the future. Even an Arizona newspaper (online) mentioned (Sept 11) that Baget has yet to direct the film. (The article said he was a graduate of Canyon del Oro High School–apparently, a nearby school.)

  • Roger

    This story sounds remarkably like The Shooter.

  • Putteswiss

    I say the same as YoYo only one guy for this role Dwayne Johnson. Not an old little guy as Tom Cruise, he don’t fit this role at all…. Feeling sad inside these books are so good and been waiting so long on a movie and now BANG disaster. Tom cruise come on.

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