Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' First Official Look: Jared Leto As The Joker In 'Suicide Squad' First Official Look: Jared Leto As The Joker In 'Suicide Squad' Joss Whedon Says He Earned More Making 'Dr. Horrible' Than 'The Avengers,' Weighs In On Marvel Vs. DC Joss Whedon Says He Earned More Making 'Dr. Horrible' Than 'The Avengers,' Weighs In On Marvel Vs. DC Tom Hardy Met Mel Gibson And Made Him A Bracelet, Says Michael Fassbender Was "The Sh*t" In School Tom Hardy Met Mel Gibson And Made Him A Bracelet, Says Michael Fassbender Was "The Sh*t" In School Native Actors Walk Off Set Of Adam Sandler's 'Ridiculous 6' Over Disrespectful, Insulting Script Native Actors Walk Off Set Of Adam Sandler's 'Ridiculous 6' Over Disrespectful, Insulting Script Watch: Johnny Depp Rages As Whitey Bulger In First Trailer For Gangster Tale 'Black Mass' Watch: Johnny Depp Rages As Whitey Bulger In First Trailer For Gangster Tale 'Black Mass' Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' And More Added To Cannes Film Festival Lineup Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' And More Added To Cannes Film Festival Lineup First Look: Johnny Depp Goes Gangster In As Whitey Bulger In 'Black Mass' First Look: Johnny Depp Goes Gangster In As Whitey Bulger In 'Black Mass' Watch: Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway, Michael Fassbender And More Talk The Art Of Acting Watch: Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway, Michael Fassbender And More Talk The Art Of Acting Review: Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Starring Robert Downey Jr. Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson & More Review: Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Starring Robert Downey Jr. Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson & More Watch: Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, And More Talk The Art Of Filmmaking Watch: Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, And More Talk The Art Of Filmmaking Christopher Nolan's Favorite Sequence From His Movies Is The Airplane Kidnapping Scene From 'The Dark Knight Rises' Christopher Nolan's Favorite Sequence From His Movies Is The Airplane Kidnapping Scene From 'The Dark Knight Rises' Joss Whedon Calls Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' "The Best Script Marvel Ever Had," Warns Of Serialized Moviemaking Joss Whedon Calls Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' "The Best Script Marvel Ever Had," Warns Of Serialized Moviemaking The 41 Most Anticipated Movies Of Summer 2015 The 41 Most Anticipated Movies Of Summer 2015 Watch: First Teaser For 'Star Wars: Rogue One,' Plot Details Confirmed Watch: First Teaser For 'Star Wars: Rogue One,' Plot Details Confirmed The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki

Rosamund Pike Lands Female Lead Opposite Tom Cruise In 'One Shot'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 17, 2011 at 2:45AM

While we're still not quite convinced that Tom Cruise is the right man to be playing hulking Jack Reacher, at least when it comes to the female lead in "One Shot," they got it right.
5


While we're still not quite convinced that Tom Cruise is the right man to be playing hulking Jack Reacher, at least when it comes to the female lead in "One Shot," they got it right.

Beating out Hayley Atwell and Alexa Davalos who emerged as contenders over the weekend, Rosamund Pike has landed the role of Helen Rodin in the adaptation of the book by Lee Childs. Set to be directed and written by Christopher McQuarrie, the story finds ex-military man and drifter Jack Reacher drawn into the case of a military sniper accused of five murders and discovers a twisty cover-up along the way. Helen Rodin is the attorney who defends the accused man; her father Alex Rodin is the District Attorney in town (and another key role to be cast). We've read the book and Pike is perfect for the role and just a solid actress all around. She's been rising for a while now, turning in a beautiful performance in "Barney's Version" last year and also making the most of smaller roles in both "An Education" and "Made In Dagenham," but this is poised to be her biggest project yet, and definitely a change of pace.

Even though the film won't hit theaters until February 8, 2013, production will kick off next month with Cruise then spending a good portion of 2012 shooting Joseph Kosinki's "Oblivion." The source material is pulpy fun and is tailor made for a big screen thriller, but Christopher McQuarrie hasn't been behind the camera in over a decade and will be making his sophomore effort following 2000's uneven "The Way Of The Gun." The always picky Cruise must believe he's got a strong idea of how to power this flick, so while we remain optimistic, the biggest question so far is Cruise himself and how he will take on a character that in the book stands 6’5” and weights 250 lbs. His intimidating physicality is a big part of the role, so we hope both Cruise and McQuarrie have found a way to keep that domineering element in place. [Deadline]

This article is related to: Films, Actresses, One Shot, Rosamund Pike


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates