The last time Robert Duvall and Tom Cruise appeared on screen together was in 1990's Days of Thunder, but the two will reunite in Paramount Pictures' adaptation of One Shot, based on the novel by author Lee Child.
Cruise plays Jack Reacher, a former Military Police Officer-turned-drifter, who investigates the deaths of five individuals at the hands of a lone sniper. Variety reports that Duvall has a small but "significant" role in the movie, particularly to Reacher's story line.
Cruise was a surprising choice to play Reacher, whom Child has used in 15 different novels (One Shot is the ninth in the series). Described in the books as 6'5" and 250 pounds, let's just say that Cruise isn't quite there physically, but as Child recently told Empire "which actor does match Reacher physically?" (Thor's Ray Stevenson, for the record, is our answer.) Furthermore, the author explained, "the movie is not going to match the book anyway." Child talks One Shot, Goodman Boards Flight, and Jacki Weaver Takes Out her Playbook >> Posted 09.29.11 by Ryan