Cobie Smulders In Talks To Star Opposite Tom Cruise In 'Jack Reacher 2'!!

By Matt O'Bryant

What's up guys and gals,

It looks like Tom Cruise has a new leading lady for his upcoming sequel Jack Reacher 2.  Cobie Smulders of How I Met Your Mother and Avengers fame is in talks to play opposite Cruise in the upcoming sequel, which is being directed by Ed Zwick.  Get the details below.

According to Jeff Sneider @Thewrap:

After playing Agent Maria Hill in the blockbuster “Avengers” movies, Cobie Smulders is poised to add another action franchise to her resume, as she’s in early talks to play the female lead opposite Tom Cruise in “Jack Reacher 2,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap.
Ed Zwick is set to direct from a script by Richard Wenk that Zwick recently rewrote with longtime collaborator Marshall Herskovitz.
Rosamund Pike played the female lead in the original “Jack Reacher,” but as evidenced by his “Mission: Impossible” franchise, Cruise likes to switch up his female leads to keep things fresh. Smulders may not have an official offer yet but multiple insiders say she has landed the coveted role of Danika, though character details remain under wraps.
— The Wrap

The sequel is set to be based on another Jack Reacher novel called Never Go Back written by Lee Child.  That story follows Reacher as he travels to the the headquarters of the U.S. Army Military Police Corps and finds his commanding officer has been arrested.

The film is expected to hit theaters late in the Fall 2016, no official release date has been set for Jack Reacher 2.

Check back here for more details on this upcoming sequel.