Tom Cruise's JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK Adds PRISON BREAK Actor Robert Knepper
Deadline is reporting that Robert Knepper (Prison Break) has joined the cast of Paramount Pictures' upcoming Ed Zwick-directed action sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. He'll play General Harkness, a retired general-turned-CEO of a private military firm, and he's being described as "a man of power, experience and authority who thinks he's the hero and is not afraid to do what's necessary." Based on that brief description, it sounds like his character will be one of a villainous nature.
Ed Zwick's upcoming action sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is currently in the midst of filming and they've made a new addition to the cast. Robert Knepper, who recently guest-starred on Arrow & The Flash has joined the Tom Cruise-led feature. Come check it out!
Knepper joins a cast headlined by global superstar Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) with Cobie Smulders (Avengers: Age Of Ultron), Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton), Danika Yarosh (Heroes Reborn), Patrick Heusinger (Black Swan), Austin Hebert (The Answer), Holt McCallany (Concussion) and Robert Catrini (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) co-starring. The aforementioned Ed Zwick (The Last Samurai; Blood Diamond; Pawn Sacrifice) is directing with a script he co-wrote alongside Richard Wenk (The Equalizer) & Marshall Herskovitz (The Last Samurai).
In addition to his starring role on Fox's hit drama Prison Break, Knepper has recently guest-starred on a number of the CW's DC TV shows, appearing as William Tockman a.k.a. the Clock King on both The Flash & Arrow and also appearing on two episodes of the horror hit iZombie. As for his movie roles, he's had roles in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 & Part 2, Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters, R.I.P.D., The Day The Earth Stood Still, and Transporter 3.
So, what do you guys think of Knepper joining the cast? Sound off with your thoughts below and also check out a few recent set photos of Cruise & Smulders:
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 EXPENDABLES 2,” “THE EQUALIZER”), Marshall Herskovitz (“LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS,” “THE LAST SAMURAI”) & Zwick.
Cruise is producing alongside Don Granger (“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION,” “JACK REACHER”), Skydance Media’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg (“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION,” “ EOSTORM”), and Christopher McQuarrie (“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION,” “ ALKYRIE”). The executive producers are Paula Wagner (“WAR OF THE WORLDS,” “THE OTHERS”) and Herb Gains (“THE JUDGE,” “NON-STOP”).
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back features:
Director: Ed Zwick
Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher
Cobie Smulders as Susan Turner
Danika Yarosh in an undisclosed role
Aldis Hodge in an undisclosed role
Patrick Heusinger as The Hunter
Holt McCallany in an undisclosed role
Austin Hébert in an undisclosed role
Robert Catrini in an undisclosed role
Robert Knepper as General Harkness
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back hits theaters October 21
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