When Tom Cruise first got cast as the lead character in an adaptation of Lee Child‘s popular thriller series Jack Reacher, the internet seemed to be in uproar over his lack of similar physical qualities with novel’s main character. Now, with Christopher McQuarrie‘s film heading into theaters amongst a competitive December slate, Paramount really wants to dissuade this notion as evidence in a new featurette. After comparing the film to both the James Bond and Jason Bourne series, the new reel (complete with additional footage), has Child himself praising the performance of Cruise. Check it out below for the film also starring Werner Herzog, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo and Robert Duvall.
When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: “Get Jack Reacher!” So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.
Jack Reacher arrives on December 21st.
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