David Oyelowo won’t miss ‘One Shot’

'The Help,' 'Apes' thesp in talks to join Tom Cruise in Paramount thriller

David Oyelowo is in talks to join Tom Cruise in the Paramount and David Ellison’s Skydance Productions’ “One Shot.”

Christopher McQuarrie will direct from a script he penned.

Based on the book series by Lee Child, the series follows Jack Reacher, a former military policeman turned drifter. In “One Shot,” Reacher investigates a case where a sniper is accused of murdering five people before being captured.

Oyelowo will play a veteran homicide detective investigating the mall sniping. Par had no comment on the casting.

Cruise and Ellison will produce along with Don Granger, Paula Wagner, Dana Goldberg and Gary Levinsohn through Mutual Film Company and Cruise/Wagner Productions.

Oyelowo has stayed busy this summer having been seen in both “The Help” and “The Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and has recently finished production on “The Paperboy.” He’ll also be seen in the upcoming Lucasfilm production “Red Tails.”

He is repped by ICM, Hamilton-Hodell in UK and managed by Inphenate.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety