In the upcoming film One Shot, based off of the Lee Child book series featuring Jack Reacher, director Werner Herzog will be playing the villain of the piece, a man known only as The Zec, the head of a mysterious conspiracy that Reacher (Tom Cruise) inadvertently stumbles upon. This marks Herzog’s very first acting role, save some minor cameos and a spot on The Simpsons.
I don’t know what sort of actor Werner Herzog is, but the notion of his weird, calm-yet-crazy energy going up against Tom Cruise’s…thing really excites me. This One Shot movie is getting better and better, even if they couldn’t get Hayley Atwell.[Variety, via The Playlist]