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Old 09-16-2018, 09:11 AM
 
Location: PVB
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From the Express UK:

BESTSELLING author Lee Child has finally admitted Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise was too short to play his creation Jack Reacher.
By JON COATES, EXCLUSIVE
PUBLISHED: 05:31, Sun, Jul 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 09:54, Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Lee Child (left) has finally admitted Tom Cruise was too short to play Jack Reacher (Image: GETTY)
The British-born writer hinted that there will not be a third Reacher film and he now wants his hero to return in a TV series with a “pretty big” actor taking on the role.

Cruise, 56, who is just 5ft 7in, has portrayed the 6ft 5in force of nature in two films, Jack Reacher and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

Until now the author, 63, who lives in New York, has sought to rebut criticism of Cruise’s diminutive stature, saying: “Reacher’s size in the books is a metaphor for an unstoppable force, which Cruise portrays in his own way.

“With another actor you might get 100 per cent of the height but only 90 per cent of Reacher.
“With Tom, you’ll get 100 per cent of Reacher with 90 per cent of the height.”

But after six years of defending the actor, Child has done a U-turn.

In conversation with fellow author John Grisham, he told the International Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate: “Hopefully, with a bit of luck, we will go to television and make a Netflix, or something like that. That will have one sad, awkward consequence in that Tom Cruise doesn’t act on television so we will have to have a new lead actor.”

Grisham, who saw Cruise portray the lead character in a film adaptation of his breakthrough novel The Firm, said: “I bet the new Jack Reacher will be a bit taller?”

Child replied: “You’re damn right about that. I don’t know who it will be, but he will be pretty big.

“I don’t know how popular the series will be but hopefully it will be long-running. Television is now the thing to do.”
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Old 09-24-2018, 09:07 AM
 
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Yes
I posted that link on the books forum for Child''s reading fans
Most don't want Cruise as Jack Reacher

I think they will go with someone fairly unknown for a better price point they can age the series with
Starting with someone well known likely means someone older/more expensive

Henry Cavill is old enough and stoic enough but likely too $$
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Old 09-26-2018, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Armie Hammer is a fairly muscular 6'5". Played the Lone Ranger but not a huge star yet. Played opposite Cavill in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_man_from_uncle

At 6'5", perhaps I am partial.
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Old 09-27-2018, 07:04 AM
 
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HATE him...
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:22 PM
 
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I don't know how many times I've posted this in different forums, but it can't be said too often: The perfect actor to play Jack Reacher is Ray Stevenson. Big, tall, menacing, good looking!
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Old 10-17-2018, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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I always pictured David James Elliott as Reacher.

Or maybe Liev Schreiber.
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Old 10-17-2018, 12:30 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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I don't know how many times I've posted this in different forums, but it can't be said too often: The perfect actor to play Jack Reacher is Ray Stevenson. Big, tall, menacing, good looking!
Good choice! I noticed him when he played on HBO's ROME and few other shows.
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:57 PM
 
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John Wick > Jack Reacher
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Old 10-26-2018, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Your all missing the real deal the new man with it all... https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1460101/bio have a watch at the movie Darc and read all about this real superhero... not hollywood produced and not from fiction.. what you see is what you get... Tony Schiena
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:09 AM
 
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Shame on western civilization for allowing that five foot tall, brick stupid, effeminate lunatic monkey to become an action hero. I would not want to go rounds with Vin Diesal, Jsaon Statham, or Daniel Craig, but there is no doubt in my mind, none whatsoever, that I could kick Cruises' ass. Call me old fashioned, but to me, an action hero should be someone who looks like they might actually win a street fight. I wouldn't bet on cruise to win a heated round of thumb wrestling.
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