Tom Cruise Is JACK REACHER In First Photo
In theaters on December 21, here’s a first look at Tom Cruise as JACK REACHER. (via EW). Previously titled ONE SHOT, the film is an adaptation of a 2005 Lee Child novel and is directed and written by Christopher McQuarrie (THE USUAL SUSPECTS, VALKYRIE).
Cruise plays an ex-Army cop who gets sucked into the mystery surrounding the arrest of a sniper accused of killing five people. The project, which began filming last fall in Pittsburgh, also features Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo and filmmaker Werner Herzog, who will play a villain.
The EW article also addresses Paramount-Skydance Productions’ casting of Cruise.
Cruise doesn’t physically match the hulking Reacher described in Child’s books, which has irked some fans, but the actor addressed the issue head-on when footage of the film previewed at CinemaCon in April. It helped to have the author’s blessing.
“For those of you who know the books, I’m obviously not 6-foot-5, like Jack Reacher,” the 5-foot-7 actor said in a videotaped intro. “But Lee felt that I was the right guy to drive fast cars and kick the s–t out of people onscreen.”