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New Jack Reacher photo and Cruise is fantastic according to Lee Childs

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Paramount have released another photo from the Jack Reacher movie.

It shows Jack (Tome Cruise) with Rosamund Pike in a police station with the author, Lee Child, playing the policeman (thanks to hoskas for noticed that).

Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me.

And sure enough, ex–military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. He knows this shooter—a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not right—and soon the slam-dunk case explodes.

Now Reacher is teamed with a beautiful young defense lawyer, moving closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. Reacher knows that no two opponents are created equal. This one has come to the heartland from his own kind of hell. And Reacher knows that the only way to take him down is to match his ruthlessness and cunning—and then beat him shot for shot.

Christopher McQuarrie directs and the film also stars David Oyelowo, Richard Jenkins, Alexia Fast, Robert Duvall, Jai Courtney and Werner Herzog.

I know many of us are a bit worried about the short Tom Cruise playing the very tall Jack Reacher. Author Lee Child has recently told CBS that Cruise is fantastic.

“It’s always tense when you move a character from a book to the screen. Always tense. I get that completely. But Cruise is a fantastic Jack Reacher. How? I don’t know. He’s an actor. That’s what they do, you know?

“My approach always was to be cautious who I sell (the book) to. That’s the only control you really get, right at the beginning, sell it to people who you respect. … His company and Paramount who were involved in it, they had great plans, great ideas. This idea that somehow readers and Hollywood are at odds is not true in this case, because in this case, Hollywood are the readers. The people at the top of this movie are huge Reacher fans and they’re just as defensive of the character as I am, or any reader is, so that’s why it was a happy experience, and that’s why the movie is as good as it is.”