Tom Cruise is mulling an opportunity to get involved in a new action-driven literature-turned-film series that revolves around the exploits of a man with the initials J.R. – and no, the role in question would not be that of Jack Ryan. Rather, Cruise could play ex-army cop Jack Reacher in an adaptation of Lee Child’s novel One Shot.
Oscar-winner Christopher McQuarrie (who co-wrote the Cruise-starring Valkyrie back in 2008) penned the One Shot screenplay and is prepped to helm the project as well. However, while McQuarrie has written numerous scripts over the past few years alone, his only other directorial effort was the 2000 film The Way of the Gun.
Lee Child (the pen name for author Jim Grant) has so far written fifteen full-length novels that feature the Jack Reacher character to ...
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Ben Affleck is in early talks to direct an American adaptation of the Harlan Coben novel "Tell No One,"
Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures are negotiating to acquire the rights to the novel. They already have a deal with Chris Terrio to write the script.
Affleck directed Warners' 2010 "The Town."
"Tell No One," published in 2001, is the author's first New York Times bestseller. The story, made into a movie in France in 2006, is about a pediatrician -- Coben is married to a pediatrician -- whose wife suddenly vanishes. When the doctor goes looking for her, he is beaten -- and then is considered a suspect.
When police determine she is the victim of a serial killer, he's off the hook -- until more bodies are found years later, and he's once again a suspect. French director Guillaume Canet adapted the French version. Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce the American version. Warner Bros. will release it domestically; Universal Pictures International will release it abroad.
Deadline.com first reported the news.