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Tom Cruise: Jack Reacher in 'One Shot'!

Tom Cruise: Jack Reacher in 'One Shot'!

Tom Cruise is set to star as Jack Reacher in the upcoming film One Shot, adapted from the Lee Child novel by the same name from 2005!

The 47-year-old actor will play a retired military police member who travels to Indiana to investigate the murder of five people killed by a sniper.

“Retired from an elite investigative unit of the military police, Jack Reacher drifts around the country carrying only his passport, his military pension and the clothes on his back. Although Reacher doesn’t go looking for trouble, trouble often finds him and when it does, the ex-MP jumps right in, using his brain as much as his brawn,” Tom‘s official site explained.

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# 1

Sorry, but Tom is so not Jack Reacher. This is a horrible casting decision.

# 2

he is still hot!

# 4

Plus, Jack Reacher is suppose to be 6’5″ tall. Tom is like 5’6″. lol

# 5

Why does he think he’s still relevant??

# 6

Jack Reacher doesn’t have hair plugs or wear lifts in his shoes! He also has a moral compass, something of which Tom Cruise knows nothing. What a poor choice of casting.

# 7

He’s 49 years old, he was born July 1962.

# 8

Always looking great Tom..Such a great actor..looking forward to seeing movie…

# 9

Tom is amazingly lame and adorably stupid!!

Worst. Casting. Ever.

Tom Cruise is no Jack Reacher. How the hell are they going to pull off him being 6’5 when he’s MAYBE 5’7 on a good day? Whoever did the casting seems to be going more for star power than making a decent adaptation of the book.

Huge mistake! I’ve read all of the Jack Reacher novels and cannot see this pretty boy playing Jack. I won’t go see the movies because of the casting. Too bad. Why they didn’t go for Ray Stevenson, Eric Bana or Gerard Butler???

This is going to be bad. I love the Reacher books and there’s no way in hell I could EVER believe Tom Cruise as Reacher. He’s no where near Reacher’s physical description. Dolph Lundgren would be a way better choice. Even an unknown actor would be better – at least then the story stands on it’s own. I was so looking forward to this; now – I don’t even want to go see it.

How would Reacher react to this news? He’d kick Tom’s ass!

No, no, no!!! This is so wrong. This is going to be really bad. I LOVE the Reacher books and there is no way in HELL that I would ever believe Tom Cruise as Reacher. He’s no where near Reacher’s physical description or appeal. I was so looking forward to this and now I don’t even want to go. Dolph Lundgren would be better. Hell, even an unknown actor would be better – the story can stand on it’s own.

How would Reacher react to this? He’d kick Tom’s ass!

I definitely will not see this movie, and I am a HUGE Lee Child fan. This is horribly disappointing. It should have been a no-name or someone who better meets the look of the character. Being a big guy is a huge part of the character. So is being someone who is quiet yet lethal. Tom Cruise can’t play quiet. He overacts in everything he is in. He’s a cartoon-character. Horrible, horrible casting. WILL NOT SEE!!

GTFO! Horrible casting! Tom is an embarrassment

He’s 49, not 47. How much did he pay Jared to reduce his age?

didn’t you people see Collateral, he was fantastic. i imagine for this role you need somebody with intensity- something he’s loaded with.
he’s lost nothing, saw the trailer for MI4, he’s still got it, loads of it, and still very good looking, regardless of some of the things you guys say.

I have read every one of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novels and I can’t think of anyone worse to play him!!!


Annie, you obviously haven’t read the Jack Reacher books. No Reacher isn’t intense. He is laid back. Until he gets mad. He is also 6’5″ with dirty blonde hair, huge chest and abs. This is a horrible casting choice. Just horrible. About as bad as the casting of him as the Vampire Lestat in Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire. Although Rice came around to liking him in the role, most of us who loved the series did not. This is just a horrible miscasting. Brad Pitt would be so much better if they were looking for a middle aged A lister. He is at least tall with dirty blonde hair and blue eyes. He’d have to bulk up, but there is nothing Tiny Tom can do to change his height, gain some acting skill for a role like this, and convince anyone who has read the series that he is Jack Reacher. He is NO Jack Reacher.

@BH #11 – I totally agree that Ray Stevenson would be a great choice, then Gerard Butler or Eric Bana. Stevenson really has the physical attributes to play Reacher and is a great actor…Reacher has a moral compass which is something Cruise knows nothing about…

Worst decision ever. I don’t know who did this, but they never read the books.

@ Toria
Toria you don’t like anything Tom, or Katie for that matter, so I think you are judging the role in a wrong way. Whatever you might think of Tom or his choices in life, the screen belongs to him. He was so good in Valkyrie , and I just loved The Samurai and his role as Vincent the assassin in Collateral was so good.
Whether or not Reacher was 6’5, I honestly don’t think when you see Tom on sreen that’s going to make a huge difference. It’s only the media which will make sure to bring it to everybodys attention, over and over, which they have done already, but at the end of the day, I don’t think a lot of people will care about that . I find the characters he plays very believable.
I also think ,as somebody said , this can turn into a franchaise , like Mission, and he is 49, he’s still playing a variety of interesting roles.
He’s playing an” aging rocker ” in Rock of Ages, I think he’s cluey enough to know what works for him and what doesn’t.
I honestly think he’ll be great.

He obviously still is whether you want to admit it or not, #5.

Or maybe it was just a mistake and there’s no convoluted conspiracy behind it, #16?

That’s odd, #19. Most fans of Rice’s books liked Cruise in the role just fine as well.

Should be called “One Short”. Cruise is all wrong for the role. Wrong attitude, persona, build…. what a shame.

Nooooooooooo this cannot be!!!!!!
I love the Jack Reacher character and books and he does not look like him one bit.
There are tons of better choices.

They are killing Jack with this choice are they nuts.

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