|TOM CRUISE WITH HIS 6'7" WIFE KATIE HOLMES, OR 'TREEHOUSE' AS SHE'S|
AFFECTIONATELY KNOWN AS IN THE HOLLYWOOD INDUSTRY
Child's words are unlikely to placate some fans of the books, who have either expressed their dismay and anger over the choice - or resorted to mocking Cruise.
Reacher, the character who is a former graduate of West Point, is described in the books as being 6'5" and weighing 18 stone. His official description on Child's website says:
Measurements: 6'5", 220-250 lbs, 50" chest
Eyes: Ice blue
Clothing: 3XLT coat, 95 cm. pants' inseam
Blogs and social media sites were full of comments about the supposed miscasting. American author Tom Bergeron tweeted: "Novel Casting Dept: Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher. Could work, I suppose. On the radio"
|DANNY DEVITO AND TOM CRUISE|
Sky Sports News presenter Georgie Thompson wrote on Twitter: ‘Am i to believe what you're all tweeting; that Tom Cruise is to play Jack Reacher ? Seriously ? What !’
Fellow actor, Danny Devito called Cruise ' A giant of the Hollywood industry'.
Reacher has figured in 15 books which have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. They are written by British author Jim Grant, who writes under the pen name Lee Child.
In One Shot - which will be directed by Christopher McQuarrie - Reacher investigates a case in which a lone sniper murders five victims. He is described in one book as being "built like a brick outhouse. Hands like shovels, face like a catcher's mitt."
Now does that sound like Tom Cruise?