Tom Cruise to film "One Shot" movie in Pittsburgh

Tom Cruise to film "One Shot" movie in Pittsburgh

The Dark Knight will be rising up and out of the Burgh this weekend… but film-stalkers shouldn’t cry the boredom blues yet, because Haddad’s trucks will be back on the streets in less time than it would take to get hooked up to an e-meter for a free stress test.

That’s right! Tom Cruise could be the next Hollywood star to create traffic jams in Pittsburgh!

The movie is based on Lee Child’s novel One Shot. The story is about a sniper who fires 6 shots at 5 office workers from a parking garage. That one missed shot might be able to help investigators learn more about the shooter. That’s when the 250lb, 6 feet 5 inches tall, blond ex-military investigator named Jack Reacher gets called in. This is the character whose shoes will be filled by the feet of 5 foot 7 inches tall, brown haired Tom Cruise. Lee Child fans are skeptical about how this will pan out. Rosamund Pike (Pride & Prejudice, Die Another Day) was picked as the lead actress to play Helen Rodin.

Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me. And sure enough, from the world he lives in—no phone, no address, no commitments–ex–military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. In Lee Child’s astonishing new thriller, Reacher’s arrival will change everything—about a case that isn’t what it seems, about lives tangled in baffling ways, about a killer who missed one shot–and by doing so give Jack Reacher one shot at the truth.…

This means we can likely expect more downtown roads to be closed. Will the shooting scene be filmed in Market Square?

The Pittsburgh Film Office doesn’t like rumors, and they haven’t committed to saying if “One Shot” is definitely filming here or not. If the past is any indication, the chance of Tom Cruise actually coming to film in Pittsburgh is very high. Boring Pittsburgh will be the risk takers and say YES! Tom Cruise and the “One Shot” crew will begin filming in Pittsburgh next month! We think.

When does One Shot filming in Pittsburgh begin?
September

Does the story take place in Pittsburgh?
No, Indiana state

When does the movie come out?
Sometime in early 2013

Tom freakin’ Cruise is coming


Update 9/2/11:

Trib Live reported that Tom Cruise will be filming with Paramount Pictures in Saltsburg, PA, which is approximately an hour away from the city of Pittsburgh. Base Camp will likely be at the Saltsburg Elementary School on 250 Third St. in the Kiski Flat area of Loyalhanna Township. They also mentioned that for about a week and a half (starting next month), the school will be occupied by the production squad while they film at Hoover Stone Quarry.

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