The Great Werner Herzog to Play Villain to Tom Cruise in ‘One Shot’

Werner HerzogThe film adaptation of Lee Child’s One Shot, starring Tom Cruise as the mountain-of-a-man Jack Reacher, a perpetually on-the-road rogue agent who sets out to prove his innocence in a violent murder, has gotten itself a villain. And that villain goes by the name of Werner Herzog.

Now, you may be thinking, “Werner Herzog? What in tarnation is so great about Werner Herzog?” Oh, you mean the the man who got shot in the stomach during an interview for Grizzly Man and insisted that he was well enough to keep talking about his awesome movie? Or, are you perhaps referring to the man who pulled Joaquin Phoenix from an overturned car after a crash, potentially saving the man’s life? THAT WERNER HERZOG?

Yes. That. Werner. Herzog.

As said, Werner Herzog will be playing the villain in One Shot, to be directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Also cast are Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall and David Oyelowo.

…Werner Herzog.

Source: Indiewire

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.