David Oyelowo in Talks for Tom Cruise's 'One Shot'

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The actor is coming off of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and "The Help."

David Oyelowo is in talks to join the cast of One Shot, the Tom Cruise crime drama project.

Oyelowo is coming off of a big summer that saw him turn out a standout performance in Rise of the Planet of the Apes; he also appeared in The Help.

One Shot is a Paramount-Skydance adaptation of a 2005 Lee Child crime thriller that centers on Jack Reacher (Cruise), an ex-Army cop who gets sucked into the mystery surrounding the arrest of a sniper accused of killing five random people in a shooting.

Oyelowo will play a veteran homicide detective investigating the shooting.

In August, THR reported that Rosamund Pike will play Cruise's love interest. Christopher McQuarrie is set to direct. Paramount is eyeing a fall shoot in Pittsburgh.

Oyelowo is represented by ICM, the U.K.'s Hamilton Hodell and manager Glenn Rigberg at Inphenate.

Paramount declined to comment.

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