Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media have announced that principal photography has commenced on Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, starring Tom Cruise (the Mission Impossible franchise, Edge of Tomorrow) and directed by Edward Zwick (Blood Diamond).
The new film, a sequel to 2012’s Jack Reacher, is based on author Lee Child’s 18th book in the bestselling Jack Reacher series, Never Go Back. The film is written by Richard Wenk (The Equalizer), Marshall Herskovitz (Love & Other Drugs) & Zwick.
Cruise is producing alongside Don Granger (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation), Skydance Media’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation), and Christopher McQuarrie (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation). The executive producers are Paula Wagner (War of the Worlds) and Herb Gains (Non-Stop).
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back also stars Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother”), Danika Yarosh (“Heroes Reborn”), Austin Hebert (“Bonnie and Clyde”), Patrick Heusinger (Quantum Break), Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton), and Holt McCallany (“Blue Bloods”).
Production will take place in New Orleans. The film is set for release on October 21, 2016.