Paramount Pictures, Skydance producing

Tom Cruise is in negotiations to star in “One Shot” for Paramount Pictures and David Ellison’s Skydance Productions.

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.

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

Cruise is currently filming “Rock of Ages” for New Line and has also signed on to star in “Oblivion” for Universal.

He is repped by CAA.

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