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Three Actresses Eying to Be Tom Cruise's Leading Lady in 'One Shot'

August 15, 2011 (8:49 am) GMT
Hayley Atwell, Alexa Davalos and Rosamund Pike are reportedly testing for the role of a tough lawyer in the Cruise-starring thriller film.

, and are up against each other for a coveted role in "One Shot". On Saturday, August 13, the three actresses have reportedly read for the female lead part in the movie.

Whoever chosen will star opposite and tackle the role of a tough lawyer who is also the daughter of the discrict attorney. was said to be the early favorite, but her schedule did not work. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures and Skydance are looking "a pedigreed yet non-A-list actress" for the part.

Written and to be directed by "" scribe Christopher McQuarrie, "One Shot" is adapted from a 2005 Lee Child novel of the same title. The crime thriller centers on Cruise's Jack Reacher, "an ex-Army cop who gets sucked into the mystery surrounding the arrest of a sniperaccused of killing five random people in a shooting."

Paramount is reportedly planning to kick off the principal photography this fall in Pittsburgh.

Atwell is fresh from starring opposite in "". Davalos was last seen as Andromeda in "". Pike will take over the role of Andromeda in the sequel, "".

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