S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill herself, actress Cobie Smulders, is reportedly in early talks to play the female lead role of Danika opposite Tom Cruise in the upcoming “Jack Reacher” sequel at Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.
The first film was an adaptation of Lee Child’s novel “One Shot,” the tenth of around twenty novels so far which focus on the popular Jack Reacher character, a former major in the U.S. Military Police Corps who quit and now roams America taking odd jobs and investigating suspicious situations.
The new film is expected to be based on the eighteenth Reacher novel “Never Go Back” which came out in 2013. That story has Reacher returning to his old military base in Virginia where the female commanding officer has been arrested. He has also found himself being charged with assault and illegitimately fathering a child, though can’t recall doing either.
Ed Zwick is set to direct from a script by himself, Marshall Herskovitz and Richard Wenk. Filming is slated to begin in November ahead of a late 2016 release.
Source: The Wrap