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Darren Franich
May 29, 2012 AT 08:00 PM EDT

Paramount has confirmed that December’s Tom Cruise-headlined One Shot has a new name. The first adaptation of Lee Childs’ popular series of novels focusing on the drifter Jack Reacher, One Shot will now be titled (drumroll please) Jack Reacher. It’s a subtle confirmation that Paramount has big franchise hopes for the December film. Those hopes could be justified. Cruise is newly ascendant post-Ghost Protocol, and he brushed off concerns that he’s not tall enough to play Reacher in an old-school charm session at CinemaCon. And keep in mind, the film has a secret weapon: morose cinema icon Werner Herzog as the movie’s villain.

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