Yep. It’s official. Tom Cruise WILL play the character Jack Reacher in the movie One Shot based on the 2005 book of the same name. The character, created by Lee Child, is described in the books as a six foot five inch tall blond dude who weighs in at around 250lbs. Cruise is… well… none of those things. Ah well. That’s the beauty of Hollywood for you. If you’ve never read one of Lee Child’s Reacher novels you probably won’t care – but if you’re a fan, it might be a tough pill to swallow.
According to the story on the CBS News website, author Lee Child is thrilled with the choice. He is quoted there as saying “If we’re going to have a movie, then let’s have a movie star in it!”
How do you feel about the choice? Good, bad – don’t care? If you could pick any movie star out there to play Reacher, who would you choose?
— Dana Barrett, Managing Editor