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Paramount has changed the title of its forthcoming Tom Cruise crime thriller to Jack Reacher, which is the name of Cruise’s character in the film. The studio confirmed the switch Tuesday.
The Paramount-Skydance Productions film previously was titled One Shot. The project, an adaptation of a 2005 Lee Child novel, is set for release Dec. 21.
Cruise plays an ex-Army cop who gets sucked into the mystery surrounding the arrest of a sniper accused of killing five people. The project, which began filming last fall in Pittsburgh, also features Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo and filmmaker Werner Herzog, who will play a villain.
Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote The Usual Suspects and Valkyrie, is directing from a script he penned.
In March, Paramount moved the release date of Jack Reacher up from February 2013 to December. At the CinemaCon theater owner convention in April, Cruise fueled speculation that the film would get a title change by referencing it as “Reacher” rather than “One Shot.”
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