Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher?

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Everyone is buzzing today over the news that Tom Cruise is in talks to play Jack Reacher, the star of British thriller writer Lee Child’s bestselling series. According to Deadline, the negotiations are for Cruise, who optioned One Shot five years ago, to begin shooting the movie this fall. One Shot is the ninth novel in the Jack Reacher series.

If my Twitter feed is any indication, fans are having trouble picturing Tom Cruise as the 6’5″ 250lb Jack Reacher. However, Cruise does have the author’s support. Deadline quotes Child as saying, “Reacher’s size in the books is a metaphor for an unstoppable force, which Cruise portrays in his own way.”

Lee Child recently became the fifth author to sell over 1 million Kindle ebooks. His latest Jack Reacher novel, The Affair, will be released in the fall.

So what do you think about Cruise playing Reacher? Are you excited to see Lee Child’s book become a movie?

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  • Jesse

    Epic fail. Cruise is not the man to play that role.

  • John

    Casting Eddie Murphy as Abraham Lincoln would make more sense.
     
    Role is for a younger Clint or Liam

    My choice Gerard Butler

    Tom Cruise as Reacher is nuts

  • lg

    My dad, an avid Reacher fan would be downright devistated if Hollywood’s king of ego is miscast as Reacher with the support of an author he had always admired so much.