Robert Knepper Joins “Jack Reacher” Sequel

Robert Knepper (“Prison Break,” “Arrow”) has been cast in Edward Zwick’s upcoming sequel “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” at Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions and TC Productions.

Tom Cruise returns in the title role for the story in which Reacher returns to the headquarters of his old Army unit, only to find he’s been accused of a sixteen-year-old murder.

Knepper plays General Harkness, a retired general-turned-CEO of a private military contractor firm. A man of power and authority who thinks he’s a hero and is unafraid to do what’s necessary.

Cobie Smulders, Robert Catrini, Danika Yarosh, Aldis Hodge, Patrick Heusinger, Holt McCallany and Austin Hebert co-star. Zwick, Richard Wenk and Marshall Herskovitz co-wrote the script for the follow-up which hits cinemas October 16th.

Source: Deadline