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Tom Cruise to Star in a thriller called One Shot

Published: Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 17:47 [IST]

Actor Tom Cruise is all set to work in Christopher McQuarrie's latest flick One Shot. The actor is said to be playing the lead role in this thriller, which is based on the novel by Lee Child of the same name. The Mission Impossible star will most likely be portraying the character of an ex-army officer called Jack Reacher.

The novel is centered around the character of Jack Reacher, who somehow gets involved in a mystery, where a sniper specialist gets arrested for shooting and killing five random people. Lee Child's website carries an official description of his novel which says, “There"s deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska … and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it"s the unsolved case of a missing child, already decades-old, that Reacher can"t let go."

Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie have worked together in the sets of the Nazi-based film Valkyrie in 2008. McQuarrie had co-written the screenplay of this movie with Nathan Alexander. Cruise on the other hand will be starring in another movie called Rock of Ages, with the likes of Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand, where he will be playing the role of an ageing rockstar called Stacee Jaxx.

Topics: tom cruise, christopher mcquarrie, valkyrie
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