Werner Herzog to square off against Tom Cruise


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]