Robert Knepper has been cast in Paramount’s upcoming sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Once again starring Tom Cruise in the title role, the film sees Reacher return to the headquarters of his old Army unit, only to find he’s been accused of a 16-year-old murder. Knepper plays Gen. Harkness, a retired general-turned-CEO of a private military contractor firm. He’s described as a man of power, experience and authority who thinks he’s the hero and is not afraid to do what’s necessary.
Cobie Smulders, Robert Catrini, Danika Yarosh, Aldis Hodge, Patrick Heusinger, Holt McCallany and Austin Hebert co-star. Edward Zwick is directing from a script he co-wrote with Richard Wenk and Marshall Herskovitz. From Skydance Productions and TC Productions, it’s due in theaters October 16.
Knepper will next be seen in Universal’s Hard Target 2 and the upcoming reboot of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks on Showtime. His recent credits include The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 & 2, Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters, R.I.P.D., The Day The Earth Stood Still, Hitman, and Transporter 3. He’s repped by Innovative Artists and LINK Entertainment.
In a new comic released with in conjunction with “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’s” DVD/Blu-ray, director Christopher McQuarrie and artist Owen Freeman reveal how Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) went rogue (via Wired).
The film finds Hunt on the lam when the government disbands the Impossible Missions Force (IMF). Hunt opts to continue pursuing the Syndicate instead of hanging up his post, which puts him on the run from both; the film jumps in time shortly thereafter, by about 6 months. The comic explores what Hunt did in that time.
You can check out a preview of the comic HERE.
‘Top Gun’ is among the Library of Congress’ 2015 selections for the National Film Registry.
Each year, the Library of Congress adds 25 notable films to the registry, ensuring that the titles will be preserved for generations to come. The 2015 class is typically eclectic, ranging from silent films to 1980s blockbusters, edgy indies to educational films such as the Disney-produced 1946 entry “The Story of Menstruation.”
“Selecting a film for the National Film Registry recognizes its importance to cinema and America’s cultural and artistic history,” said acting Librarian of Congress David Mao. “The registry is an invaluable way to advance public awareness of the richness, creativity and variety of our nation’s film heritage.”
The 2015 selections bring the number of titles in the registry to 675. The films are selected by Library of Congress staffers and the National Film Preservation Board, after reviewing nominations made by the public via the Library of Congress website.