Casting News: Rosamund Pike Joins Tom Cruise in One Shot; Jonah Hill and Rosemarie DeWitt on Neighborhood Watch
Posted 08.17.11 by Ryan
Last month, actor-producer Tom Cruise was confirmed to produce and act in Paramount Pictures' adaptation of author Lee Child's novel One Shot. Finally, Cruise is getting some company.
Deadline reports that Rosamund Pike is in negotiations to take the female lead, that of a defense attorney named Helen Rodin. In the novel, Cruise's character, former Military Police Officer-turned-drifter Jack Reacher, investigates the deaths of five individuals, all shot by a lone sniper. Pike's Rodin is defending the man arrested for the shootings, and joins up with Cruise's Reacher to bring down the real culprits.
One Shot was adapted by screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (Valkyrie, The Usual Suspects), who will also direct for the first time since his 2000 crime drama The Way of the Gun. Production on the movie will start this fall in Pittsburgh. No release date for One Shot has been announced so far.
Pike can be seen next in September's Johnny English Reborn, followed by the October comedy The Big Year and, next March, in Wrath of the Titans, the sequel to Clash of the Titans.
Casting for 20th Century Fox's Neighborhood Watch is starting to get some new members.
Not a remake of the 2005 horror movie of the same name, the comedy stars Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn as two friends who start a neighborhood watch group as an excuse for dads to hang out together. The group eventually stumbles upon an alien plot to take over the world. Essentially, it's a copy of Attack the Block, but set in the U.S. and starring middle-aged men instead of teenagers. Akiva Schaffer (Hot Rod) is set to direct, with a script from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Pineapple Express).
According to Vulture, joining Vaughn and Stiller could be recently slimmed-down actor Jonah Hill, who is in talks to star in the movie, but whose price tag has jumped due to the trailer for Moneyball testing so well. No other details on Hill's role were given, but with Stiller and Vaughn already taking up so much of the movie's budget with their own price-tags, Hill's involvement isn't a done deal.
Meanwhile, Variety reports that Rosemarie DeWitt (AMC's Mad Men) will, in fact, join the cast, negotiating to play Stiller's wife.