Earlier this week it was reported that Hayley Atwell (Captain America), Alexa Davalos (Clash of the Titans), and Rosamund Pike (Die Another Day) were in contention to play the female lead in Christopher McQuarrie‘s One Shot, an adaptation of Lee Child‘s bestselling crime novel.
Well Deadline has word that Pike is now in negotiations, and the actress will star opposite Tom Cruise in the film.
Cruise is playing Jack Reacher, a retired military policeman who wanders the country with only his passport, bankbook, toothbrush and the clothes on his back. He finds his way into scrapes, taking the side of the underdog. In One Shot, Reacher investigates a case in which a lone sniper murders five victims before being captured. Reacher discovers it’s more than a simple open-and-shut case. Pike will play Helen Rodin, a local defense attorney defending the man arrested for the shootings. She works with Reacher to bring the true culprits to justice.
Pike has most recently starred in Made in Dagenham, Surrogates, and An Education, and will be seen next March as Andromeda in Wrath of the Titans.