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It took more than 20 years for it to happen, Robert Duvall is ready to reteam with Tom Cruise for the first time since the two actors shared the screen in Tony Scott's 1990 racing drama Days of Thunder. Variety reports that the veteran actor is now in final talks to join One Shot.
While there are few details about the part, the trade says that it's a small, but important role that is "significant" to the main character's storyline. The script was written by Christopher McQuarrie, who will also be directing the film (the last time he helmed a film was 2000's The Way of the Gun). In addition to Cruise, the cast includes Richard Jenkins, Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo and Alexia Fast.
Based on the popular novel by Lee Child, the movie stars Cruise as Jack Reacher, a stoic, military-trained drifter who has a knack for finding trouble. The story begins when five people are murdered by an expert sniper. When the police catch a man they believe to be responsible, he pleads that they contact Reacher to prove his innocence. When Reacher comes to town, he at first believes the man to be guilty, but during his investigation he finds himself in over his head.
Despite the fact that he's 81 years old, Duvall hasn't shown any signs of slowing down. The actor recently worked with on the TV movie Hemingway & Gellhorn and the new Billy Bob Thornton film Jayne Mansfield's Car. But here's the question that I am going to pose to all you Jack Reacher fans out there: who do you think Duvall will be playing in One Shot?