Paramount Sets Release Date for Tom Cruise’s ‘Jack Reacher 2’

Studio also confirms “Everybody Wants Some” will be title of Richard Linklater’s film about college baseball in the ’80s

Last Updated: September 3, 2015 @ 3:19 PM

Paramount Pictures will release “Jack Reacher 2” on Oct. 21, 2016, the studio announced Wednesday.

The film stars Tom Cruise in the title role, a former military cop who wanders the country righting wrongs. Cobie Smulders has been in talks to play the female lead in the sequel.

Ed Zwick is set to direct from a script by Richard Wenk that Zwick recently rewrote with longtime collaborator Marshall Herskovitz.

Christopher McQuarrie directed the first “Jack Reacher” movie, which grossed $218 million worldwide. The sequel will be based on author Lee Child‘s “Never Go Back,” in which Reacher travels to the headquarters of the U.S. Army Military Police Corps and finds his former commanding officer has been arrested.

The studio also confirmed that “Everybody Wants Some” will be the title of Richard Linklater‘s previously untitled film about college baseball in the ’80s.

The Linklater film has been described as a “spiritual” sequel to 1993’s “Dazed and Confused.”

“Everybody Wants Some” is still slated for April 16, 2016.