Reacher Star Alan Ritchson to Lead the Netflix Sci-Fi Action Movie War Machine

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Summary

  • Alan Ritchson continues to flex his acting muscles in Netflix’s
    War Machine
    , directed by Patrick Hughes.
  • Ritchson’s star power rises with roles in
    Reacher
    and upcoming film with Henry Cavill,
    The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
    .
  • Ritchson is currently filming
    Reacher
    season 3.



Reacher star Alan Ritchson will continue to throw his impressive weight around in the Netflix science fiction movie, War Machine, from the filmmaker behind The Hitman’s Bodyguard franchise, Patrick Hughes. Set to be directed by Hughes, War Machine has been co-written by frequent collaborator James Beaufort, and was developed at Lionsgate who have now set a deal with the streaming giant.

You can check out the synopsis for War Machine below, courtesy of Deadline.

“In the final 24 Hours of the world’s toughest selection process, a team of Army Rangers encounter a threat beyond their imagination.”


Following roles in the likes of The Hunger Games series, the live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, and the superhero series Titans, Alan Ritchson has seen his star rise rapidly thanks to his role as the nomadic avenger Jack Reacher in Prime Video’s hit action series, Reacher. Alongside this lead role in the Netflix sci-fi flick, the actor is next due to star alongside Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill in The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare from director Guy Ritchie.

Director Patrick Hughes, meanwhile, is best known for helming the action movie The Expendables 3, Netflix’s The Man from Toronto, and The Hitman’s Bodyguard and its sequel Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, which find Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson starring as a failed bodyguard and a professional hitman who must put their differences aside to work together.

War Machine is produced by Todd Lieberman and Alex Young of Hidden Pictures, Range Media Partners’ Rich Cook and Hughes’ Huge Film, and Greg McLean.

War Machine
has not yet been given a release date.



Alan Ritchson Is Now Filmig Reacher Season 3

Ritchson is currently filming his return as Jack Reacher in Reacher season 3, which we now know will be based on the seventh book in the Jack Reacher series written by Lee Child, Persuader. You can check out the official synopsis courtesy of Prime Video below.

“In the third season of the action-packed drama series starring Alan Ritchson, based on the 7th book in Lee Child’s global best-selling series, Persuader, Reacher must go undercover to rescue an informant held by a haunting foe from his past.”

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The cast of Reacher season 3 was recently announced, with The Wolverine, Jurassic World, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows star Brian Tee set to play what sounds like an evil version of Reacher himself. Described as “physically imposing and intimidating” the character, Quinn, is a “lieutenant colonel “whom Reacher investigated years ago.”

The rest of the supporting cast includes Johnny Berchtold (Dog Gone, The Passenger), Anthony Michael Hall (The Breakfast Club, Halloween Kills), Roberto Montesinos (Father Stu, The Zombie Farm), Daniel David Stewart (Catch 22, For All Mankind), and Maria Sten as Frances Neagley.

The first two seasons of
Reacher
are available to stream on Prime Video.


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