Los Angeles: Patrick Heusinger is in talks to join actor Tom Cruise in Paramount and Skydance’s sequel to 2012 film “Jack Reacher” as the villain.
Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge and Danika Yarosh are already on board to join the cast with Ed Zwick directing, reports variety.com.
“Jack Reacher” was directed by Christopher McQuarrie from his own script based on the Lee Child series of novels.
The sequel will be based on Child’s “Never Go Back” in which Reacher travels from South Dakota to the Virginia headquarters of the US Army Military Police Corps and finds that his new commanding officer has been arrested.
Details surrounding Hodge’s role are under wraps at this time, other than the character being described as “the hunter”.
Cruise and Don Granger are producing.