“Jack Reacher 2” is fast taking shape as the Tom Cruise starrer has cast yet another character in the movie. After reportedly signing Cobie Smulders opposite Tom Cruise, “Heroes Reborn” actress Danika Yarosh is being considered to play an important role alongside Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher.
According to Variety, Paramount and Skydance Pictures are considering casting Yarosh in an important role opposite Cruise in the movie’s sequel. Though there is a possibility that the schedule of “Heroes Reborn” might collide with the project but as of now she is the top contender for the role. This Ed Zwick directorial will be based on the book “Never Go Back,” part of the Lee Child series. It is being said that Yarosh was amongst a group of girls who were auditioned alongside Cruise and out of those, she turned out to be the most suitable for the role. “Jack Reacher 2” will be beginning production next month and now the only role left to cast is the main antagonist of the movie.
Screen Crush reported that “Jack Reacher 2” is going to be more of a family affair, as Yarosh will be playing the role Jack Reacher’s daughter. In the novel it is unclear if her character is Jack Reacher’s daughter or not as her parentage is quite shady. According to the official synopsis of the novel, Jack Reacher travels to Virginia to his old unit’s headquarter only to find the new commanding officer getting arrested for some crime and second issue being too personal for him to handle.
If Yarosh’s character is indeed playing Jack Reacher’s daughter, than it would create a whole new level of drama in the movie. It is being said that her mannerisms are more like Jack Reacher himself. If she’s indeed playing his daughter in the movie, Jack Reacher will have to all the skills he has to uncover the truth. Until then we can all hope that an official announcement will be made soon.
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