I don’t think so! I hate to send more negative energy Tom’s way this week, but when I saw the stills from the upcoming Jack Reacher movie I had a visceral reaction and it wasn’t good. Jack Reacher (of Lee Child’s awesome series) is a 6’5″ vigilante killing machine. His size and mere look are imposing. Tom Cruise is many things, but that he ain’t. Lee Child has said this about the choice, “Reacher’s size in the books is a metaphor for an unstoppable force, which Cruise portrays in his own way.” Um, okay, but I don’t believe you.
Have you read the series? How do you feel about Tom as Reacher? If the studio wanted a big name attached they could have gone with these two perfect choices, both over 6’2″ and highly watchable…
Who do you think would be the perfect Jack Reacher?