Werner Herzog will play The Zec, a former prisoner-of-war who stages the sniper killing at a mall which results in five casualties. The story centers on Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher, a former military police officer who investigates the shooting. Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Richard Jenkins, and Robert Duvall also star.
Werner Herzog is primarily known as a documentary filmmaker, directing such films as Cave of Forgotten Dreams and Grizzly Man. This will be his first major acting role, although he has made cameo appearances in The Grand, What Dreams May Come, Mister Lonely, and Julien Donkey-boy.