No way. NO WAY. Yesterday, word was leaked that Tom Cruise is in talks to play Lee Child’s iconic Jack Reacher in a film version of One Shot.
To which we repeat: No way.
Reacher, an ex-military man, is 6’ 5“ and weighs between 220 and 250 pounds. He has ice-blue eyes and dirty blond hair. He has very little body fat, is exceptionally strong and strong enough to break a man’s neck with one hand.
Tom Cruise, on the other hand, is 5’7” (according to IMDB), nothing close to 200 pounds, and obviously has brown hair and grey-green eyes. Nothing contact lenses and dye can’t help, but the height? The strength? And perhaps most importantly, there is no way Cruise could ever act well enough to muster Reacher’s inherent menace.
Who would you pick to play Reacher?