Inspired Casting: Werner Herzog will Play Villain Across Tom Cruise in McQuarrie's One Shot

by Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage
October 4, 2011 8:23 AM
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German auteur director Werner Herzog (Into the Abyss, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Grizzly Man) has been cast as the villain in Christopher McQuarries's One Shot (which he adapted from Lee Child's book series), starring Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins and Robert Duvall. Here are more details on the project, in which diminutive Cruise will play strapping military cop-turned-drifter Jack Reacher, with Herzog as The Zec, a former P.O.W. and head of the conspiracy Reacher is investigating.

Herzog is a superb actor, as his roles in Zak Penn's Incident at Loch Ness and The Grand attest. "I'm good as an actor,'' Herzog, who has appeared in more than a dozen films, told me some years back. ''I've got six to eight actors' agencies chasing me to take on work." But this will be Herzog's first major Hollywood acting role. With a voice and face like his, we say it's about time.

Here's my Telluride interview with Herzog for his latest, Into the Abyss (IFC, November 11).

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