this is one of the worst ideas i have ever heard

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  1. dalt01

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    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?
     
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  3. WaltD4Me

    WaltD4Me <font color=royalblue>PS...I tried asking for wate

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    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
     
  4. dalt01

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    yup........it is being reported on Rottentomatoes.com. they are pretty reliable.
     
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    :sad2:

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

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    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.
     
  11. Mickeyflower

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    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!!!
     
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    Eric Dane, or Joe Manganiello
     
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    Maybe they will give cruise some platform shoes and pad his chest
     
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    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
     
  15. goofy4tink

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    I love the Jack Reacher novels...but really??? Tom Cruise??? Maybe playing Reacher as a teenager (of about 13).
    Surely they can do better.
     
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    Yuck! So tired of Tom Cruise!
     
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    I'd say the guy who played Thor could probably do a credible job based on this description. I haven't read the books.
     
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    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. :(
     
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    Eric Dane. Yes, I could see that. ::yes::
     
  20. Daisybelle

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    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.
     
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    This same exact conversation took place several years ago when Tom Cruise was cast as Lestat in Interview With a Vampire.

    Wrong, wrong, wrong.
     

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