‘Jack Reacher 2’ Casts its Villain (EXCLUSIVE)

After his break-out role in Bravo’s “Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce,” Patrick Heusinger is now in talks to join Tom Cruise in Paramount and Skydance’s sequel to “Jack Reacher” as the villain.

Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge and Danika Yarosh are also on board to join the cast with Ed Zwick directing.

Zwick and and Marshall Herskovitz wrote the most recent draft of the script after Richard Wenk penned the original draft.

Paramount grossed $218 million worldwide from 2012’s “Jack Reacher,” directed by Christopher McQuarrie from his own script based on the Lee Child series of novels. The sequel will be based on Child’s “Never Go Back,” in which Reacher travels from South Dakota to the Virginia headquarters of the U.S. Army Military Police Corps and finds that his new commanding officer has been arrested.

Details surrounding Hodge’s role are under wraps at this time, other than the character being described as “the hunter.”

Cruise and Don Granger are producing.

Besides his Bravo credit, Heusinger is a part of the series “Quantum Break,” which blurs the line between television and gaming.

His other past film credits include “A Beautiful Now,” “Black Swan” and “Frances Ha.” He is repped by Gersh and Industry Entertainment.

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