Patrick Heusinger Cast As The Villain In Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher Sequel

Tom Cruise had to contend with Werner Herzog and Jai Courtney in his first Jack Reacher film. For the sequel, he'll take on Patrick Heusinger, according to Variety.

Heusinger is best known for his roles in Gossip Girl and Royal Pains, but more recently he earned rave reviews for his work in Bravo's Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce.

The film is being directed by Ed Zwick (The Last Samurai), based on a script he and Marshall Herskovitz wrote. It'll also star Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge and Danika Yarosh.

Jack Reacher 2 will be based on Lee Child's "Never Go Back," the 18th book in the series. In it, the drifter and former U.S. Army Military Police Corps officer "travels from South Dakota to the Virginia headquarters of the U.S. Army Military Police Corps and finds his new commanding officer has been arrested."

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Jack Reacher 2 will arrive in theaters Oct. 21, 2016.