Monday, June 13, 2011

Tom Cruise to Play Jack Reacher?

One Shot by Lee Child

We typically don't report on what might happen in Hollywood; after all, what is confirmed so frequently changes that it's hard to keep up!

Still, this bit of potential (emphasize potential) casting news has us intrigued.

Tom Cruise may play the role of Jack Reacher in the film adaptation of Lee Child's One Shot, the fifth thriller to feature the ex-military investigator. Noting that Cruise is nothing physically like the man depicted in the books, Child said, when supporting the actor for the role, "Reacher's size in the books is a metaphor for an unstoppable force, which Cruise portrays in his own way."

Christopher McQuarrie is on board to direct his own screenplay adaptation, which is set to film in Pittsburgh.

About One Shot: Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me.

And sure enough, Jack Reacher is coming. He knows this shooter — a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not right — and soon the slam-dunk case explodes.

Now Reacher is teamed with a beautiful young defense lawyer, moving closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. Reacher knows that no two opponents are created equal. This one has come to the heartland from his own kind of hell. And Reacher knows that the only way to take him down is to match his ruthlessness and cunning — and then beat him shot for shot.

(Source: Deadline|New York.)

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