Tom Cruise to be replaced as Jack Reacher

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Tom Cruise to be replaced as Jack Reacher

Unread post by steve-e » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:49 pm

Personally I think that's the right move. Jack Reacher's supposed to be 6ft5 and a big bloke. Tom did a great job of getting into the character but I think he just couldn't pull off being nearly a foot taller than he is.


Action hero Jack Reacher is to get a reboot for the small screen with a new actor in the lead role after creator Lee Child admitted Tom Cruise, who played him in two films, is too short.

In Child's books, Reacher is described as 6ft 5in tall with hands the size of dinner plates. Cruise is 5ft 7in.

"Cruise, for all his talent, didn't have that physicality," Child told BBC Radio Manchester's Mike Sweeney.

The author said a deal was signed last week to make a new streaming show.

Readers had complained about Cruise's suitability to play the imposing former major in the US military police since his casting was announced in 2011.

"I really enjoyed working with Cruise. He's a really, really nice guy. We had a lot of fun," Child told the station.

"But ultimately the readers are right. The size of Reacher is really, really important and it's a big component of who he is.

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Re: Tom Cruise to be replaced as Jack Reacher

Unread post by ali » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:50 pm

Good call. The books are fabulous. I couldn't watch Never Go Back - gave up after half an hour - Cruise was not credible as Reacher
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