Cruise in talks to play Jack Reacher in the Lee Child novel adaptation, which Paramount will co-finance with Skydance Productions
Christopher McQuarrie wrote and will direct the movie about a former military police major. In "One Shot," Reacher investigates a murder that seems like a slam-dunk but turns out to be more complicated.
There have been 15 Reacher novels, which have sold more than 40 million copies.
Deadline first reported the news.