There are many Lee Child fans who aren't exactly stoked that Tom Cruise is playing the titular character in the upcoming Jack Reacher. In Child's books, the character is described as a hulking monster, standing 6’5” and weighing around 250 pounds, and it's well known that Cruise is only 5'7". It's very likely that the actor will put in a good performance anyway - he has had a habit of doing that his entire career - but one can understand fans' complaints when one realizes that Cruise had to stand on a 2" Apple Box so that he would be the same height as Rosamund Pike in this new still from the movie.
The image comes to us from the official Jack Reacher Twitter feed. You can scope it out below and click on it to see it in its highest resolution.
Fun fact about this image? That's actually Child playing the cop sitting between Cruise and Pike. I guess Paramount wasn't too concerned about ruining the cameo.
Based on the book One Shot, the story follows Reacher as he investigates a homicide case involving a military-trained sniper and five random victims. Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, The Way of the Gun), wrote and directed the movie, and the supporting cast includes Werner Herzog, Robert Duvall, Jai Courtney, Richard Jenkins, Michael Raymond-James and David Oyelowo. Jack Reacher will be in theaters on December 21 and you can see more from it in our Blend Film Database.
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