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dalt01
06-21-2011, 11:38 PM
they are finally making a Jack Reacher movie, for those of you who are not fans he is a character in a series of books by Lee Child.....he is an ex MP, 6 ft 5 in, 250 lbs and tough as nails......and............they have just cast Tom Cruise for the role..............all 5 ft 7 of him..........any Reacher fans out there?

WaltD4Me
06-21-2011, 11:55 PM
you have GOT to be kidding?????? Tom Cruise for Jack?!!?!
Even if Tom was bigger and taller .... he's no Jack Reacher. :headache:
Does Lee Childs know about this??? (I'm a big fan, I even met Lee once at a book signing)

Here is Jack Reacher's description right from Lee Child's website.....

JACK REACHER
Name: Jack Reacher (no middle name)
Born: October 29th
Measurements: 6'5", 220-250 lbs., 50" chest
Hair: Dirty-blond
Eyes: Ice blue
Clothing: 3XLT coat, 95 cm. pants' inseam

dalt01
06-22-2011, 12:05 AM
yup........it is being reported on Rottentomatoes.com. they are pretty reliable.

dalt01
06-22-2011, 12:09 AM
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/jurassic_park/news/1923012/weekly_ketchup_steven_spielberg_returning_to_juras sic_park/

WaltD4Me
06-22-2011, 12:10 AM
yup........it is being reported on Rottentomatoes.com. they are pretty reliable.

:sad2:

Who would you cast as Jack? No one pops to mind for me.

dalt01
06-22-2011, 12:15 AM
vince vaughn maybe before he got fat...........or..........Steve Burton (general hospitol) he is not real big but he looks bigger than he is.........at one point Dwayne Johnson was being tossed around also.

dalt01
06-22-2011, 12:26 AM
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0123733/

WaltD4Me
06-22-2011, 01:06 AM
vince vaughn maybe before he got fat...........or..........Steve Burton (general hospitol) he is not real big but he looks bigger than he is.........at one point Dwayne Johnson was being tossed around also.

Dwayne Johnson from The Toothfairy?? :rotfl2:

Actually, I don't think he has the acting chops. Maybe Vince Vaughn could go on a diet? What about Ryan Reynolds? Too young?

Daisybelle
06-22-2011, 01:08 AM
Nooooo! There is no way Cruise could pull off Reacher. No possible way. I've tried to cast Reacher in my head for years and I've not been successful. But whoever it is should be Rock-sized or there abouts. Not Tom Cruise-sized.

Mickeyflower
06-22-2011, 01:31 AM
There are a KRAP LOAD of wrestlers that could do it, Randy Orton, Drew Macentire, Triple H, John Cena, to name a few. Tom Cruise???? They should have just cast Harry Potter!!!

SiAmCrAzY
06-22-2011, 01:33 AM
Eric Dane, or Joe Manganiello

mel&me
06-22-2011, 06:37 AM
Maybe they will give cruise some platform shoes and pad his chest

luke
06-22-2011, 06:54 AM
Oh god that is terrible! I remember when first hearing about a Reacher movie I couldn't come up with a lead role, but Tom Cruise? Seriously? Are they going to CGI him a la the Incredible Hulk?

:goodvibes

goofy4tink
06-22-2011, 07:19 AM
I love the Jack Reacher novels...but really??? Tom Cruise??? Maybe playing Reacher as a teenager (of about 13).
Surely they can do better.

lttlmc3
06-22-2011, 07:26 AM
Yuck! So tired of Tom Cruise!

BriarRosie
06-22-2011, 07:48 AM
you have GOT to be kidding?????? Tom Cruise for Jack?!!?!
Even if Tom was bigger and taller .... he's no Jack Reacher. :headache:
Does Lee Childs know about this??? (I'm a big fan, I even met Lee once at a book signing)

Here is Jack Reacher's description right from Lee Child's website.....

JACK REACHER
Name: Jack Reacher (no middle name)
Born: October 29th
Measurements: 6'5", 220-250 lbs., 50" chest
Hair: Dirty-blond
Eyes: Ice blue
Clothing: 3XLT coat, 95 cm. pants' inseam

I'd say the guy who played Thor could probably do a credible job based on this description. I haven't read the books.

DWGal210
06-22-2011, 08:10 AM
Tom Cruise?! Ick. He's past his expiration date for action movies. Did he get the part because he's a producer on the film or something? Maybe his no-talent wife will be in it, too. :(

WaltD4Me
06-22-2011, 09:28 AM
Eric Dane, or Joe Manganiello

Eric Dane. Yes, I could see that. ::yes::

Daisybelle
06-22-2011, 09:45 AM
I'd say the guy who played Thor could probably do a credible job based on this description. I haven't read the books.

The Thor guy could be the younger version of Reacher that is in some of the books. I could kind of see that. He can look a little rougher and Reacher is supposed to be more rough looking.

DisneyKevin
06-22-2011, 09:48 AM
This same exact conversation took place several years ago when Tom Cruise was cast as Lestat in Interview With a Vampire.

Wrong, wrong, wrong.

linnell
06-22-2011, 09:56 AM
This same exact conversation took place several years ago when Tom Cruise was cast as Lestat in Interview With a Vampire.

Wrong, wrong, wrong.

It is also currently happening on the theater blogs because Tom Cruise is playing Stacee Jaxx in the movie version of Rock of Ages. Even the picture is wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong

http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2011/06/pic_tom_cruises_rocker_transformation_hes_ripped.p hp


Basically Tom Cruise just needs to stop acting.

FireDancer
06-22-2011, 10:00 AM
I've never heard of this character but many times a character changes from the book to the movie. So the character in the movie will be smaller then the one from the book, it's not the first time and it won't be the last. Heck, there have been times that an actor who is the wrong race has played a role. They've had white blue-eyed actors play Jesus despite it being pretty inaccurate.

As for Interview with a Vampire I never read the book, don't know anything about the character differences, but still liked the movie and I think it did pretty well at the box office.

limace
06-22-2011, 10:26 AM
This is totally depressing. I love these books, and am not a fan of Tom's, especially since he got all crazy. Sigh....

Daisybelle
06-22-2011, 11:01 AM
I've never heard of this character but many times a character changes from the book to the movie. So the character in the movie will be smaller then the one from the book, it's not the first time and it won't be the last.

That is true, but who Reacher is as a character is very intertwined with his appearance. The things he is able to do to help people is often dependant on his brute strength and ability to intimidate. So where I think they don't need to cast someone who matches the description 100%, a little bit closer than Mr. Cruise would be more believable.

WaltD4Me
06-22-2011, 11:29 AM
That is true, but who Reacher is as a character is very intertwined with his appearance. The things he is able to do to help people is often dependant on his brute strength and ability to intimidate. So where I think they don't need to cast someone who matches the description 100%, a little bit closer than Mr. Cruise would be more believable.

ITA.

It's as disappointing as casting Katherine Heigl as Stephanie Plum. :rolleyes:

Daisybelle
06-22-2011, 12:08 PM
ITA.

It's as disappointing as casting Katherine Heigl as Stephanie Plum. :rolleyes:

So hilarious. Yes. :rotfl:

cbombard
06-22-2011, 12:44 PM
Daisy.. well said.. The physical attributes are such a major part of the character and the stories around him..
Wrong choice..

There was a blub I saw on TV about the author and one of the book signings.. Part of the festivities as a "look alike" contest for Reacher.. the guy they showed.. was very close to what I would have pictured for the character.. not Tom.. sigh..

That said.. about time they made a movie.. really the stories just scream.. summer action movie.

cbombard
06-22-2011, 12:55 PM
Found it.. :)
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/10/24/sunday/main6987065.shtml

The video is interesting for Lee Child fans.. but a better choice I think is at 5:51 of the video.. that is more what Reacher should be..

sayhello
06-22-2011, 01:30 PM
Yuck! So tired of Tom Cruise!Yes, but unfortunately, Tom Cruise is not tired of Tom Cruise, so we're likely to see him in a lot of films for a long time to come.

Sayhello

Pastamom
06-23-2011, 10:56 AM
ITA.

It's as disappointing as casting Katherine Heigl as Stephanie Plum. :rolleyes:

Totally agree with this.....

I picture Reacher as some ruff, hard around the edges, , kind of weathered, tough guy...not whimpy Tom Cruise who jumps on coaches....

dalt01
06-23-2011, 02:31 PM
Totally agree with this.....

I picture Reacher as some ruff, hard around the edges, , kind of weathered, tough guy...not whimpy Tom Cruise who jumps on coaches.... It wasn't Joe Paterno was it?????????:rotfl2:

topgr8t
06-23-2011, 03:57 PM
You have got to be kidding me. Talk about horrible casting. Does nayone who cast actually read the books.

Pastamom
06-23-2011, 04:02 PM
It wasn't Joe Paterno was it?????????:rotfl2:

oops:lmao::lmao:couches...

BTW Is Tom Cruise funding the movie? Maybe that's how he got the part...

Daisybelle
06-23-2011, 05:11 PM
Tom Cruise bought the rights several years ago. I've been hoping that he was just going to be a producer.