Director Christopher McQuarrie also reveals that the title character literally and figuratively has no baggage in this action-thriller.
Paramount Pictures has reorganized its upcoming schedule for three of its action films and pushed them all into the future.
The actor also appears on the cover of Empire Magazine's latest print issue with his Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol co-stars.
The drama centers on Jack Reacher, an ex-Army cop who gets sucked into the mystery surrounding the arrest of a sniper.
The heralded director will play The Zec, who is behind mysterious sniper murders in Christopher McQuarrie's adaptation of Lee Childs' novel.
Actor Jai Courtney has joined the cast of Christopher McQuarrie's upcoming spy thriller based on Lee Child's popular novel.
The actor will play a small but pivotal role opposite Tom Cruise in this adaptation of the Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child.
The actor will portray the district attorney prosecuting a sniper in Christopher McQuarrie's adaptation of Lee Childs' novel.
The Rise of the Planet of the Apes star will portray a detective in this adaptation of Lee Childs' Jack Reacher novel.
The actress beats out other favorites such as Hayley Atwell and Alexa Davalos for this role alongside Tom Cruise.
Rosamund Pike is also on the short list of actresses for the female lead in this action adaptation starring Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher.
Paramount Pictures has moved up the Tom Cruise-starring film one week to Dec. 21, 2011.Cat Parker
The actor will portray former military police officer Jack Reacher in Christopher McQuarrie's adaptation of the popular Lee Child novel series.